WATCH: Jet skier rides waves in Tampa Bay hours earlier than Hurricane Idalia made landfall

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Whereas Tampa Bay space residents have been getting ready their properties and evacuating on account of Hurricane Idalia making its means towards Florida’s Gulf Coast, a jet skier was caught on digicam using the uneven waves within the Bay.

TikTok consumer Maya Mitchell posted the video to social media on Tuesday, saying, “Floridians don’t take nothing critical. I see what y’all imply now.”

Mitchell mentioned the jet skier was noticed off Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa round 2 p.m. Tuesday. Because the video was posted to TikTok practically 20 hours in the past, it has over 130,000 views and over 23,000 likes.

Tampa prevented a direct hit from Idalia, nonetheless, the hurricane’s storm surge is the principle concern for residents as flooding continues to close down roadways and bridges, inflicting unsafe driving circumstances.

In response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart, Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a Class 3 storm close to Keaton Seashore on Wednesday morning. The NHC mentioned Idalia is bringing catastrophic storm surge and harmful winds to Florida’s Huge Bend.

Emergency officers are telling residents to maintain off the roads and keep hunkered down till storm circumstances subside.

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