Hurricane Hermine made landfall early this morning in Florida with a furious mix of rain, winds and surging waves, then weakened to a tropical storm as it headed toward Georgia.
Storms and Hurricanes
Severe storms, particularly along the East and Gulf coasts and Florida, can disrupt and damage marinas, marine industry factories and other facilities. Trade Only follows threatening weather and the damage it causes.
Tropical Storm Hermine is picking up forward speed and is expected to make landfall on the Florida Gulf Coast tonight or early Friday, potentially as the state’s first hurricane landfall since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall on Sunday and Monday.
Hurricanes, large and small, have eluded U.S. shores for record lengths of time.
Boats were damaged on Anna Maria Island in Florida as Tropical Storm Colin moved through the state on Monday.
Tropical Storm Colin is expected to bring heavy rains, potential coastal flooding and a tornado threat to central Florida this evening.
What was apparently the last boat casualty in Connecticut from Hurricane Sandy was removed from a remote spot in Guilford, Conn., where the October 2012 storm stranded it.
Hurricane Patricia, with 200-mph winds that make it the strongest hurricane ever recorded, is expected to make a “potentially catastrophic landfall” in Mexico today, the National Hurricane Center said.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the effects of Hurricane Joaquin historic, producing “a 1,000-year flood” as torrential rains pummeled the region on Sunday.
Georgia and the Carolinas braced for Hurricane Joaquin Thursday night and this morning and, even though the Category 4 storm is not expected to make landfall in the United States, it is predicted to impact the East Coast from South Carolina to Massachusetts.