Eye of Hurricane Idalia exits Florida, leaving flooding and power outages

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis updates the media on recovery efforts, saying that Hurricane Idalia has left the state of Florida and that recovery efforts have begun on the destruction, flooding and power outages.

Video Transcript

- The eye of Hurricane Idalia has left the state of Florida. The state is still being impacted by the storm's bands, and we're seeing that particularly in the northern part of the state. So far, there have been 262,000 accounts that had lost power have been restored, and there are more than 250,000 accounts that are currently out of power and in need of restoration.

BILL HALL: The flooding is unbelievable. Bayshore Boulevard is completely under water and dangerous. And I'm seeing individuals try to still drive down it, and that's a big mistake because their cars are getting stranded. This is amazing. I'm not going to be able to go to work, I don't think, for a couple days. And this is going to be devastating, I think, for at least a couple days.

DUSTIN KRAUSE: I remember last year we were on the other side, and it pulled all the water out of the bay. And then about a day later, it all came back. And this year looks like the opposite.