Watch: Hurricane Hermine hit Florida on Friday

Hurricane Hermine reached the Florida coast with winds up to 80 miles per hour and heavy rains that caused flooding. Thousands of people living near the beach were required to leave their homes as Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency: “This is going to be very dangerous and I want everyone to be safe.”
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Yesterday (Friday), Category 1 Hurricane Hermine hit Florida with heavy rainfall and winds up to 80 miles per hour. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency and warned: “This is a life-threatening situation.” Thousands of people living near the beach were asked to evacuate their homes.

There was flooding in several areas near the beach upon the hurricane’s arrival from the ocean. In certain parts of Tallahassee and other areas, there were reports of power outages, leaving dozens of nursing homes without electricity.

Long lines in grocery stores Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Governor Scott’s declaration of a state of emergency in 51 counties was intended to reduce the harm Hurricane Hermine could have caused to the area, while the greatest concern was that it would cause infrastructure damage and power outages that could last several days.

The governors of Georgia and North Carolina also declared states of emergency as a result of the storm.

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