Idalia live updates: Tornado watch remains in effect for the North Carolina coast

There were at least three reported tornadoes on Wednesday after Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in Florida and moved northeast across Georgia and the Carolinas as a tropical storm.

Two tornadoes were reported in South Carolina and one in Florida, with damage to structures and vehicles.

Wind gusts got up to 86 miles per hour in Mayo, Florida; 69 mph in South Tybee Island, South Carolina; 67 mph in Valdosta, Georgia; 52 mph in Savannah, Georgia, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, as Idalia moved further inland, it produced some of the worst storm surge on record that flooded coastal cities from Florida to the Carolinas.

The highest storm surge — up to 6.83 feet — was recorded in Cedar Key, Florida. Tampa Bay, Florida, got hit with 4 to 5 feet, the highest storm surge since a 1921 hurricane. Charleston, South Carolina, saw 3.47 feet, the fifth highest storm surge on record, which flooded streets and neighborhoods, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood emergency was reported in Valdosta, Georgia.

The highest rainfall total — 9.97 inches — was recorded in Statesboro, Georgia. Hampton, South Carolina, got 9.61 inches of rain while Citrus Springs, Florida, had 9.48 inches. Rain was still coming down in North Carolina on Thursday morning and the state has recorded 6 to 10 inches so far, according to the National Weather Service.

-ABC News’ Max Golembo

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