Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Hurricane Watch: Tree Falls On Florida's Goveror's Mansion As Idalia Threatens To Come Back And Finish The Job

Two from the Independent (UK): 

Tree falls on Ron DeSantis’s mansion with his family inside as Hurricane Idalia rocks Florida
No one was injured 

A 100-year-old oak tree toppled over onto Ron DeSantis’ mansion in Tallahassee as Hurricane Idalia began its path of destruction across Florida.

The governor’s wife Casey DeSantis revealed the incident on X (formerly known as Twitter), saying she and her children were home at the time but no one was injured.

"Mason, Madison, Mamie and I were home at the time, but thankfully no one was injured," she said. "Our prayers are with everyone impacted by the storm."



Forecast shows Hurricane Idalia could hit Florida twice 

Hurricane Idalia made landfall in northwestern Florida on Wednesday morning – bringing heavy winds, torrential rains and sending thousands of people fleeing for safety – and is expected to cut a path of destruction across southern Georgia and the Carolinas before heading into the Atlantic.

However, the Global Forecasting System, a US federal hurricane projection model, has caused alarm by indicating that the hurricane could then circle back and strike the Sunshine State for a second time early next week, albeit after losing much of its initial power....


The National Hurricane Center forecast has now-tropical storm Idalia turning the other way and dumping rain on Bermuda:

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