Hurricane Idalia: Fisherman who chose to stay and help describes 'apocalyptic scenes'

September 01, 2023

Meteorologist Jim Cantore tweeted this video and said: "Incredible #Idalia storm surge 6’ and counting here at Cedar Key, FL". Storm surge could rise as high as 15 feet (4.5 meters) in some places. Andy Bair, owner of the Island Hotel on Cedar Key, said he intended to "babysit" his bed-and-breakfast, which predates the Civil War. On Tuesday, Cedar Key Commissioner Sue Colson joined other city officials in packing up documents and electronics at City Hall on Tuesday. More than a dozen state troopers went door to door warning residents that storm surge could rise as high as 15 feet (4.5 meters).