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Aug 31 2023
Idalia’s soggy march through Georgia: Where the storm made biggest impact
Aug 31, 2023 8:00 PM
Aug 30 2023
Report: Tree falls, kills 1 in Lowndes County
Aug 30, 2023 7:02 PM
Idalia’s impact on Georgia: Map of watches and warnings
Aug 30, 2023 6:46 PM
Idalia downgraded to a tropical storm
Aug 30, 2023 5:02 PM
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Aug 30, 2023 4:27 PM
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Aug 30, 2023 4:18 PM
Checking the status of power outages
Aug 30, 2023 4:17 PM
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Aug 30, 2023 4:10 PM
Savannah landmarks impacted by Hurricane Idalia
Aug 30, 2023 4:07 PM
Updated map: Where are the highest flood risks in Georgia?
Aug 30, 2023 3:33 PM
Updated scenes from Hurricane Idalia
Aug 30, 2023 3:19 PM
South Carolina governor encourages residents to stay home
Aug 30, 2023 3:09 PM
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Aug 30, 2023 2:50 PM
Florida airports to reopen
Aug 30, 2023 2:41 PM
100-year-old tree falls next to Florida governor’s mansion
Aug 30, 2023 2:37 PM
President Biden checks in with Kemp, other governors in Idalia’s path
Aug 30, 2023 2:22 PM
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Aug 30, 2023 2:10 PM
2 dead in separate Florida car crashes prior to Idalia making landfall
Aug 30, 2023 2:10 PM
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Aug 30, 2023 2:10 PM
Idalia unlikely to loop back into Florida
Aug 30, 2023 2:02 PM
Water rescues underway in Valdosta
Aug 30, 2023 1:55 PM
FEMA resources available for states impacted by Idalia
Aug 30, 2023 1:52 PM
Mayor: St. Petersburg still at risk of high water, twisters
Aug 30, 2023 1:47 PM
Downed power lines close part of I-75 in South Georgia
Aug 30, 2023 1:23 PM
With 61,000 without power, Georgia prepares for more Idalia threats
Aug 30, 2023 12:55 PM
Storm likely to be a weak Category 1 when it reaches Savannah
Aug 30, 2023 12:34 PM
How far from Idalia’s eye can winds be felt?
Aug 30, 2023 12:32 PM
Scenes from the destructive storm in Georgia, Florida
Aug 30, 2023 12:13 PM
Scenes from Georgia: St. Simons Island pier closed to visitors
Aug 30, 2023 11:20 AM
Idalia’s approach from the Gulf poses challenges on Georgia coast
Aug 30, 2023 11:19 AM

Idalia’s soggy march through Georgia: Where the storm made biggest impact

Abby Bentley, right, and her father Jim Bentley visit the north beach of Tybee Island to see the effects of Hurricane Idalia along the coast, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in Tybee Island, Ga. The storm made landfall Wednesday in Florida as a Category 3 before sweeping into Georgia. (AJC Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Credit: Stephen B. Morton for The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit: Stephen B. Morton for The Atlanta Journal Constitution

TYBEE ISLAND — Georgia’s most popular beach is rarely deserted this time of year, even as August temperatures turn the sands hot as embers and the typically refreshing waters into jellyfish-infested soup.

Hurricane Idalia cleared the shore Wednesday as it charged across the southern half of the state. The storm entered Georgia in the late morning hours at Category 3 strength and steadily weakened without ocean water to feed it energy.

Read the full AJC story by Adam Van Brimmer and Chelsea Prince, with reporting by David Aaro, Mandi Albright, Greg Bluestein, Charles Minshew and Alexis Stevens