Hurricane Idalia officially made landfall at 7:45 a.m. EDT along Florida’s Big Bend region as a Category 3 storm. Convoy of Hope is in the area and will distribute food, water, and relief supplies within the disaster zone as soon as the storm passes.
According to NPR, Idalia intensified to a Category 4 storm early Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 130 mph. The storm weakened only slightly as it came ashore, but the slight decrease in intensity officially downgraded it to a very powerful Category 3 storm.
The Weather Channel is reporting a storm surge of 4-6 feet above normal high tide across the region. A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Florida and Georgia.
As a faith-based, nonprofit organization, Convoy of Hope helps empower others to live independent lives — free from poverty, disease, and hunger. Convoy of Hope is a trusted ministry partner of WCIC.
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Since 1994, Convoy has served 132 million people in 127 countries and mobilized 667,000 volunteers in the United States.