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Photos: See the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

Makatla Ritchter wades through flood waters after having to evacuate her home when the flood waters from Hurricane Idalia inundated it on August 30, 2023 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
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Makatla Ritchter wades through flood waters after having to evacuate her home when the flood waters from Hurricane Idalia inundated it on August 30, 2023 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Hurricane Idalia made landfall near Keaton Beach, Fla., has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers, grounded more than 800 flights and unleashed floods along Florida's coast far from where it came ashore as a Category 3 storm early Wednesday morning.

We take a look at the path of destruction:

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Floodwaters from Hurricane Idalia in Gulfport, Florida.
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Floodwaters from Hurricane Idalia in Gulfport, Florida.
Vehicles attempt to travel on a flooded road in Tampa, Florida, after Hurricane Idalia made landfall.
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Vehicles attempt to travel on a flooded road in Tampa, Florida, after Hurricane Idalia made landfall.
People work to free a vehicle stuck on the shoulder amid storm debris as Hurricane Idalia crosses the state on August 30, 2023 near Mayo, Florida. The storm made landfall at Keaton Beach, Florida as Category 3 hurricane.
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People work to free a vehicle stuck on the shoulder amid storm debris as Hurricane Idalia crosses the state on August 30, 2023 near Mayo, Florida. The storm made landfall at Keaton Beach, Florida as Category 3 hurricane.
In an aerial view, a fire is seen as flood waters inundate the downtown area after Hurricane Idalia passed offshore on August 30, 2023 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
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In an aerial view, a fire is seen as flood waters inundate the downtown area after Hurricane Idalia passed offshore on August 30, 2023 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Steve Odom stands on the porch of his home that is surrounded by flood waters caused by Hurricane Idalia passing offshore in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
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Steve Odom stands on the porch of his home that is surrounded by flood waters caused by Hurricane Idalia passing offshore in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Residents use kayaks to travel on a flooded road in Tampa, Florida,  Hurricane Idalia made landfall.
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Residents use kayaks to travel on a flooded road in Tampa, Florida, Hurricane Idalia made landfall.
A resident rides a bicycle through floodwaters from Hurricane Idalia in Gulfport, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.
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A resident rides a bicycle through floodwaters from Hurricane Idalia in Gulfport, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.
A flooded street is seen near the Steinhatchee marina in Steinhatchee, Florida on August 30, 2023, after Hurricane Idalia made landfall.
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A flooded street is seen near the Steinhatchee marina in Steinhatchee, Florida on August 30, 2023, after Hurricane Idalia made landfall.
A lifeguard tower sits empty on Clearwater Beach while dark clouds loom overhead, before Hurricane Idalia hit in Clearwater, Florida.
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A lifeguard tower sits empty on Clearwater Beach while dark clouds loom overhead, before Hurricane Idalia hit in Clearwater, Florida.
Storm clouds hang over people as they enjoy the beach before the possible arrival of Hurricane Idalia on August 29, 2023 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
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Storm clouds hang over people as they enjoy the beach before the possible arrival of Hurricane Idalia on August 29, 2023 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Sandbags in front of a house ahead of Hurricane Idalia in St Petersburg, Florida.
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Sandbags in front of a house ahead of Hurricane Idalia in St Petersburg, Florida.
An old car drives through a flooded street in Havana, on Augusto 29, 2023, during the passage of tropical storm Idalia.
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An old car drives through a flooded street in Havana, on Augusto 29, 2023, during the passage of tropical storm Idalia.
People walk through a flooded street in Batabano, Mayabeque province, Cuba on August 29, 2023, during the passage of tropical storm Idalia.
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People walk through a flooded street in Batabano, Mayabeque province, Cuba on August 29, 2023, during the passage of tropical storm Idalia.

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LA Johnson is an art director and illustrator at NPR. She joined in 2014 and has a BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.