Hurricane Idalia live updates: man goes overboard on Royal Caribbean cruise and two deaths are reported in Florida – storm downgraded to Category 1


Hurricane Idalia made landfall near Keaton Beach on Wednesday morning as a category 3 storm, causing flooding and power outages in Florida.

The monster storm was downgraded to a Category 1 as it moved inland and engulfed much of the coastline at the top of the Panhandle on Wednesday morning. 

Tens of thousands of people are under evacuation orders, and at least 160,000 are without power as flooding is battering the Big Bend coastline.

Follow along this blog for’s live updates on the storm.