VIDEO: Tropical Depression 9 Upgraded To Tropical Storm Hermine, Expected To Make Landfall Thursday
By Space Coast Daily // August 31, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: The Gulf Coast is not only worrying about increased rainfall and storm surge, but also the increased risk of tornadoes. (The Weather Channel Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Depression 9 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine Wednesday afternoon as the system gains strength in the gulf before it’s expected landfall projection on Thursday.
According to the National Hurricane Service, max sustained winds have increased to 40 MPH as the storm continues to push North at 2 mph.
Tropical Storm Hermine was centered about 395 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, as of Wednesday afternoon.
Gov. Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency for 42 counties in Florida, including Brevard.
“Last night, hurricane and tropical storm watches were issued along Florida’s Gulf Coast from Pasco County to Gulf County. We also learned that the National Hurricane Center expects Tropical Depression Nine to become a Tropical Storm sometime today. It is crucial that every Floridian has a plan in place to ensure their families, homes and businesses are fully prepared. Floridians can make their own plan at FLGetaPlan.com.
“I have been closely monitoring this storm’s development and our emergency management officials have been working hard to make sure we are ready to respond to any potential impacts. By declaring a state of emergency in advance of this storm, we are ensuring that state, regional and local agencies can work together to meet the needs of our communities. We will continue to do all we can to keep our families and visitors safe and informed as this storm approaches our state.”