Delegation for 8.29.23: Hurricanes & hate crimes — post-debate — fan service

Eye on Idalia

This past weekend, hate crimes and hurricanes took a sudden and unrelenting grip on discourse in Florida.

Most pressing for Florida’s west coast is a tropical depression thrust into the Gulf of Mexico, which reached hurricane force Tuesday morning. Now past Cuba, Hurricane Idalia moved into the Gulf of Mexico, where it is expected to grow in intensity to a Category 3 storm by day’s end. Forecasts show the storm on track to make landfall in the Big Bend on Wednesday morning, but a hurricane warning as of early Tuesday extended from Longboat Key in Southwest Florida north

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