Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in Florida

Hurricane Hermine has made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area, becoming the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade.

The Category 1 storm hit just east of St Marks around 1.30am ET on Friday with winds around 80 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Projected storm surges of up to 12 feet menaced a wide swath of the coast and an expected drenching of up to 10 inches of rain carried the danger of flooding along the storm’s path over land, including the state capital Tallahassee, which had not been hit by a hurricane since Kate in 1985. More

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