Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area near Keaton Beach as a Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph with the National Hurricane Center stating storm surge in the area could reach 8 – 12ft. Tampa and Tallahassee really dodged Idalia.
Deployments will likely be limited to small business commercial and residential lines with limited Catastrophe resources needed due to the lack of population in the effected areas. Many flood claims will exist but, again, limited to lower populated areas.
Please continue to be ready for the next large wind event.