Conditions deteriorating across Florida’s Big Bend region as Idalia nears

Conditions began deteriorating across Florida’s Big Bend region early Wednesday morning as Idalia nears land.

Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa was in Perry as the rain and wind began picking up.

He described first hearing “the wind howling” earlier in the morning before feeling “sharp” raindrops on his skin as the wind picked up.

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference in Tallahassee at 6:30 a.m., at which time he confirmed that there were already about 54,000 power outages in the state.

In Perry, residents were urged to leave the area, but some decided to stick it out while some moved

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