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USA TODAY Network Idalia news coverage, public safety info

Aug 23, 2023Aug 23, 2023

USA TODAY and USA TODAY Network sites across the Southeast are providing free news coverage, public safety information and resource guides for Tropical Storm Idalia.

Here's a list of everything you need to know about the storm and how to stay safe.

Idalia downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Wednesday evening. The unprecedented storm made landfall in Florida's Big Bend region Wednesday morning.




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Here’s a breakdown on how you can help the victims of Idalia.

Here's how to prepare for a power outage and what to do when the power goes out.

See power outage totals in Florida and Georgia, according to USA TODAY's power outage tracking database.

Here is a list of things to consider during a prolonged power outage as outages aren't just aren’t just inconvenient or a way to keep you from charging your phone.

Stay up to date on how Hurricane Idalia is impacting travel with USA TODAY Network’s travel disuptions file.

Only use generators outdoors and away from windows. Here’s how to use a generator properly.

From basic survival to first aid, here’s what to pack in your hurricane go bag to keep your family safe.

Here’s a list of U-Hauls in Florida that are offering free storage space to residents affected by Hurricane Idalia.

Here's what you need to do to protect important documents from potential wind, rain and flooding damage.

Here’s what to know about taping your windows before a major storm.

Here are some tips to help avoid the most common scams, according to the Florida Attorney General's Office,from repair scams, tree service scams, and water testing and treatment scams.

Here are some tips to help you more easily navigate any damage done to your home or property during the storm, while staying safe.

Here’s how to prepare for a hurricane and get the most out of your home insurance claim.

Looking for activities to hold over the little ones until the storm passes? Here are some ideas.

Did your home or car get flooded from Hurricane Idalia? Here's what to do now.

Here's how to use a chainsaw safely, and when not to use one at all.

If your apartment or rental home gets damaged in Hurricane Idalia, here's a guide to renters insurance in Florida.

A refrigerator will keep food cold for four hours after the power goes out, according to FEMA, and a full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours. Here's what you need to know about grilling food.

Here's what food are still safe to eat.

Here's a guide to useful information, including if there's a boil water notice in your area, as residents begin the road to recovery.

Before you walk outside to explore the neighborhood, here's why you might want to think twice.

Here's what you should know about prescription refills in Florida.

Storms can over activate nervous systems and trigger PTSD-symptoms, here are some tips for managing anxiety and stress.

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