Tropical storm Hermine has struck Florida and goes up the U.S. East coast

First hurricane to landfall in 11 years - later downgraded to tropical storm

Hurricane Hermine has struck Florida.The Category 1 storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, is the first hurricane to come ashore in states since Wilma struck 11 years ago.

Tropical Storm Hermine officially reached hurricane status on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 1:55 p.m. EDT. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured a visible image of the hurricane at 3:15 p.m. EDT (1915 UTC).

A hurricane warning is in effect from Suwannee River to Mexico Beach, Florida. A hurricane watch is in effect from Anclote River to Suwannee River, and west of Mexico Beach to the Walton/Bay County line.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Englewood to Suwannee River, from west of Mexico Beach to the Walton/Bay County line, and the Flagler/Volusia County line to Surf City. A tropical storm watch is in effect from north of Surf City to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound.

Update

Hurricane Hermine has being downgraded to Tropical storm. Hermine is heading up towards U.S. east coast.

Although is downgraded it is still considered dangerous.

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