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Tropical Storm Hermine Named – Threatens Florida

31 Aug 2016, 3:12 pm

We now have Tropical Storm Hermine, the eighth named storm of the Atlantic Season. The slow moving storm in the Gulf was upgraded by the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday.

The forecast path brings the tropical storm through the Big Bend of Florida Thursday afternoon. Heavy rain exceeding 10 inches and flooding pose a big threat to northern Florida. Along the Gulf coastline, storm surges could reach 7 to 9 feet. Severe weather, including a tornado risk, is even possible Thursday afternoon and evening. Gov. Rick Scott earlier declared a state of emergency in 42 Florida counties for T.S. Hermine.

“We have great emergency management teams around the state, our team here is ready, local teams are ready” Gov. Scott stated in a press conference on Wednesday. More than 8,000 members of the National Guard are prepared to mobilize and mandatory evacuations are in place.

Treasure Island, FL

Publicado por WeatherNation em Quarta, 31 de agosto de 2016

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