Florida Gulf Coast begins clean up after Hurricane Idalia

World Today

Cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Idalia began on Thursday along Florida’s Gulf Coast, where property damage, loss of life and power disruptions paled in comparison to the last major hurricane that struck the state nearly a year ago.
Idalia crashed ashore on Wednesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane at Keaton Beach in Florida’s Big Bend region, lashing the coast with sustained winds of up to 125 miles per hour (201 kph), accompanied by torrential rains and pounding surf.
The surge of storm-driven seawater rushed inland for miles, flooding low-lying communities and roadways in its path. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports from Cedar Key. #CGTNAmerica