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Hurricane HQ: All eyes are on Idalia as storm aims for Florida
Hurricane, Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Watches have been issued for parts of Florida as the state prepares for potential landfall of Idalia.
Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 33 counties to ensure communities have the resources they need ahead of the storm’s arrival.
Track Idalia live with FOX Weather
FOX Weather has put together a live tracker of the latest data on Idalia as it churns toward Florida here.
Do you know where to go should you have to evacuate?
With Idalia threatening, millions of people in Florida could be asked by local governments to head to higher ground and evacuate ahead of the potential hurricane.
Check here for an interactive map where you can type in an address to see if your home or business falls in an evacuation zone and find the nearest exit route.
Franklin becomes season's first major hurricane
Franklin strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane early Monday morning and will pass several hundred miles off the mid-Atlantic coast.
The FOX Forecast Center says the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts will likely experience big swells and rip currents through the Labor Day weekend, but the forecast remains that the storm will not make landfall in the U.S.
Before you go
Here are a few other stories you might have missed over the weekend:
- Hiker's body found in Bryce Canyon National Park after flash flooding observed on trail, officials say
- Watch: Hurricane Hunters fly through eye of Hurricane Franklin
- Brush fire on Maui prompts brief evacuations in Lahaina as hundreds remain missing after deadly fires
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