Videos tell the story of how Hurricane Idalia is impacting Florida communities

Hurricane Idalia made landfall at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday as a powerful Category 3 in Florida’s Big Bend region, near Keaton Beach. NOAA radar indicates as of 10:00 a.m., the maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with some gusts reaching higher speeds.

The gulf and northwestern communities are experiencing flooding, power outages and damage. We’ve collected videos and images from around the state to show you what is happening and where.

Jody Griffis sent us this video and in it, you can see how Steinhatchee in Taylor County, Florida, is dealing with storm surge.

In this video from our sister station, WKMG, you can see a transformer explode resulting in power outages in Perry, a city in Taylor County, Florida.

Tampa is not escaping the impact of Hurricane Idalia. This video shows you the flooding happening on Bayshore Boulevard.

And, while we show you Bayshore Boulevard, one news crew captured video of a man using an inflatable duck to row down the storm surge and get around. We would never recommend anyone do this, again, stay out of floodwaters wherever you encounter them.

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