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Hurricane Hermine (28 Aug 2016 – 8 Sept 2016)

by Vishal Kumar

Hurricane Hermine was a tropical cyclone that made landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast in early September 2016. It was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

Path of Hurricane Hermine

Hurricane Hermine developed from a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa in late August. It initially formed as a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico on August 28th, and quickly intensified into a tropical storm the next day. After briefly weakening over the northern Gulf of Mexico, Hermine intensified once again and made landfall near St. Marks, Florida as a Category 1 hurricane on September 2nd.

The storm caused significant damage in some areas, including power outages, flooding, and downed trees. Hermine was also responsible for at least two deaths in Florida. After making landfall in Florida, the storm moved up the East Coast of the United States, causing additional damage in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Damage Caused by Hermine

Hurricane Hermine caused significant damage in some areas, particularly in parts of Florida where it made landfall. The storm brought strong winds, heavy rain, and storm surge to the region, causing widespread power outages, flooding, and damage to homes and infrastructure.

In Florida, the storm caused over $550 million in damage, with the hardest hit areas including Taylor, Wakulla, and Pasco counties. The storm surge also caused beach erosion and damage to coastal structures, including homes and businesses.

In addition to Florida, Hermine also caused damage in other states as it moved up the East Coast. In Georgia, the storm caused power outages and downed trees, while in the Carolinas and Virginia, it brought heavy rain and flooding. Overall, the storm caused at least $550 million in damages across the impacted areas.

Overall, Hurricane Hermine was a significant storm that caused widespread impacts along the Gulf and East Coasts of the United States in 2016.

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