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Hurricane Idalia brings storm damage to southeastern U.S.

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell In this Associated Press photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damaged homes are seen in Keaton Beach, Fla., following the passing of Hurricane Idalia, on Aug. 30, 2023

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — America is now in the midst of hurricane season. Florida was the latest victim of a hurricane, when Hurricane Idalia made landfall near Keaton Beach, Fla., at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 30, as a category 3 storm in what is known as the “Big Bend” area of the state on the Gulf of Mexico coast.

The National Hurricane Center defines a hurricane or a typhoon as “a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind (using the U.S. 1-minute average) is 64 kt (74 mph or 119 km/hr.) or more.

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