Florida is gearing up for Tropical Storm #Hermine
Tropical Storm Hermine has reached hurricane strength and is expected to make landfall in Florida early Sept. 2. This would make it the state's first hurricane since Wilma in Oct. 2005.
Friday would be 3,966 days since the last hurricane landfall in the state of Florida - Hurricane Wilma on Oct 24 2005, near Cape Romano.
— Alex Lamers (@AlexJLamers) September 1, 2016
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 1, 2016
Tropical Storm Warning extended south on Fla west coast to Englewood &, south along Fla east coast to Flagler/Volusia County line.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 1, 2016
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 1, 2016
— Kait Parker (@WeatherKait) September 1, 2016
Hermine has become a Category 1 hurricane and will bring with it storm surges of up to 8 feet and winds near 75 mph (120 km/h) along with heavy rainfall. Tornadoes and downed power grids might also happen. Parts of the state are already reporting floodwater due to the high tide and storm surge.
— AMHQ (@AMHQ) September 1, 2016
— WTSPThorson (@WTSPThorson) September 1, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has told residents to maintain at least three days of emergency supplies and heed mandatory evacuation orders.
“The most important thing we all must put in our minds is that this is life threatening. We have not had a hurricane in years, people have moved here and we have visitors."
— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) September 1, 2016
Also let's not miss the Harry Potter reference with the day being Sept. 1, y'all. That's when the Hogwarts Express would leave from King's Cross.
— Josh Bernard (@jb9180) September 1, 2016
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