Tracking Idalia

Significant damage reported in Cedar Key following Hurricane Idalia

CEDAR KEY, Fla. — Hurricane Idalia caused significant damage to Cedar Key.

Officials started letting residents back onto the island Wednesday afternoon, but told them to leave again shortly after.



Channel 9 reporter Jeff Deal was able to make it onto the island to assess the damage Wednesday afternoon and saw flooded buildings and damaged docks.

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

SEE: Hurricane Idalia brings flooding, storm damage to Florida

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal,

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.