Hurricane Hermine Makes Landfall in Florida

Hurricane Hermine has made landfall in Florida, making it the first hurricane that the state has seen since Wilma in 2005.

The storm is a category one hurricane with winds up to 80 miles per hour, hitting land just after 1:30 Friday morning, five miles east/southeast of St. Marks.

Hundreds of residents in the coastal town of Apalachicola have been ordered to evacuate, and many other are now without power.

Florida’s governor says they cannot rescue people during the storm, so everyone will need to take precaution.

Storm watches and warnings have been issued all along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts as far north as New Jersey.

The National Weather Service in Tampa says the rain should start slowing by Friday afternoon.

Hermine could also spawn tornadoes.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we continue to keep a close eye on this storm.