Friday, 2 September 2016

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Hermine makes land fall along Florida's northwest coast


Photo: Hotel in Cedar Key, Florida, flooded as Hurricane Hermine spreads across the state - @WFLAJeff

  • Florida hit by 'life-threatening' 80mph hurricane for the first time in 11 years as Hermine makes landfall 
Around100,000 across Florida loose electrical power as Hurricane Hermine spreads with winds up to 80 mph as it makes land fall along the north west coast.
Hurricane Hermine is the first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade.
Millions of Floridians are dealing with the severe effects from the first landfalling hurricane to hit Florida in 11 years.
Hermine was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane shortly before 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday.
The storm made landfall around 1:30 a.m. EDT Friday near St. Marks, Florida, and is pounding the state with flooding rain, damaging wind, storm surge and tornadoes.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 51 counties and has regularly been in contact with local officials to help prepare residents, reports Accu Weather.


Hurricane Hermine caught by NASA
Hermine had been progressing toward Florida's coast as a tropical storm but was dramatically upgraded on Thursday after winds topped 75mph, the minimum requirement for a storm to be considered a hurricane.
The last hurricane to hit Florida was Wilma in October 2005, which killed a total of 62 in the Yucat√°n Peninsula of Mexico, Cuba, and Florida.
 
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