The worst of Hurricane Idalia left residents of a region of tight-knit communities trying to find places to live as they rebuild, and waiting potentially weeks for electricity to be restored after winds and water took out entire power grids.
Idalia came ashore Wednesday in Florida’s sparsely populated Big Bend region, where places to fish and paddle are connected by swamps.
The scope of the disaster was coming into sharper focus Friday. A power cooperative warned its 28,000 customers it might take two weeks to restore electricity. Emergency officials promised trailers would arrive over the weekend to provide housing in an area
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