Wilkinson posted the news early Wednesday in an Instagram Story: “Thanks for all the well wishes & prayers! Baker, Fergus, and I did evacuate last night and moved inland a bit. We’re safe & just praying for everyone enduring even harsher parts of the storm.”
Idalia made landfall Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. ET in Florida’s Big Bend near Keaton Beach, less than 200 miles north of Tampa on Florida’s west coast.
The storm came ashore as a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.
Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina lie in Idalia’s projected path, while Florida deals with a record-setting storm surge and flooding in coastal areas.
Forecasters predict Idalia will punish the Carolinas overnight as a tropical storm.
Mayfield and Wilkinson moved to the Tampa area after he signed a one-year contract in March worth up to $8.5 million with the Buccaneers.
Head coach Todd Bowles announced Mayfield will be the Buccaneers’ Week 1 starting quarterback after the former No. 1 pick beat out Kyle Trask for the right to replace Tom Brady, who retired in February.
Mayfield will lead the Bucs into their Week 1 matchup when Tampa Bay visits the Vikings on Sept. 10.