Hurricane Hermine, the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since 2005, battered the state. During a press conference on Thursday, Governor Rick Scott said that the storm has the potential to be "life-threatening" if residents don't take precautions.
According to First Coast News
, the storm was expected to make landfall at 2 a.m. It reached land at 1:30 a.m. Just hours after it reached land, the National Hurricane Service
downgraded it to a tropical storm.
The Sunshine State the effects of the storm, with wind gusts, rain, thunder and lightning. Counties in Northeast Florida and along the Gulf Coast, between Bay County and Charlotte County were under hurricane warnings.
The above satellite image was posted by the National Weather Service at 5:01 p.m. Click through
to see other photos, satellite images and warnings from Hermine. Check back as this gallery will continue to be updated as the storm moves across the East Coast.
On Friday, the storm reached the Carolinas. The Weather Channel
reports that there was one death in Ocala. The person was killed by a tree in a homeless camp.
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