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Impact of Tropical Storm Hermine Less Severe Than Expected

Tropical Storm Hermine drifted north on Monday off the U.S. East Coast, still packing near-hurricane strength winds, but far enough from land to spare the Middle Atlantic states. Hermine had been classified as a Category 1 hurricane when it slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast early on Friday...
September 7, 2016

Hermine

Tropical Storm Hermine drifted north on Monday off the U.S. East Coast, still packing near-hurricane strength winds, but far enough from land to spare the Middle Atlantic states. Hermine had been classified as a Category 1 hurricane when it slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast early on Friday; it became a post-tropical storm by week’s end after its winds dropped below 74 mph and it lost its tropical characteristics.


Hermine became the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in eleven years. The storm claimed at least two lives, in Florida and North Carolina, but the widespread power outages and flooding that battered Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas had yet to materialize farther north, where alarming news reports scared many tourists away from the beach on Sunday.

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