Florida Gov. DeSantis expands state of emergency as Hurricane Idalia expected to make landfall Wednesday

A state of emergency in Florida is now in effect for 46 of its 67 counties as the state is preparing for Hurricane Idalia to make landfall over the state on Wednesday.

Idalia upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday morning as the storm passed the coast of Cuba, according to FOX Weather. It is expected to be become a major hurricane with “life-threatening” storm surge when it makes landfall on Florida’s western coast Wednesday morning.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned of a “major impact” to the state, noting that what was originally forecast to be nothing stronger than

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