The Florida coastline near Tallahassee took the brunt of Category 1 Hurricane
Hermine early Friday morning. The hurricane tore through the state, towards
Georgia, in a northwestern trajectory. A swath of devastation is left
in its wake and authorities are reporting at least one fatality caused
by falling debris.
More than a quarter-million Floridians were left without power as the hurricane
moved. Even as the hurricane was downgraded to a powerful tropical storm,
authorities reiterated that it was still a dangerous weather system. Flood
waters began to rage through cities, sometimes up to the top of vehicles.
The National Weather Service described the rainfall as “life-threatening
inundation” that would likely persist until the next morning. Governor
Rick Scott used his Twitter account to tell residents to stay safely in
their shelters until it was confirmed that the storm had passed before
stepping out to survey damage.
Tallahassee is considered to be one of the cities that was most-devastated
by Hurricane Hermine. Several reports of uprooted trees tearing through
homes have come in and powerlines all around Leon County are down. Many
roads are completely blocked by debris, so residents are further encouraged
to stay put as long as everyone is safe.
Extensive road damage has also been reported throughout Alligator Point,
roughly 50 miles south of Tallahassee. The massive amounts of water caused
flooding in Pasco County, which experienced 20 inches of rain; 9 homes
were leveled and close to 300 more were majorly damaged by the torrential
downpour, and it is believed that up to $50 million in damages has been
suffered there. Further north, up the west coast of Florida, Citrus County
is reporting another $50 million or so in damages after it has been concluded
that a staggering 1,881 structures were damaged.
If you would like further updates about Hurricane Hermine, now Tropical
Storm Hermine, you can find weather reports and news flashes on
NBC News and other major news network websites. If you have been able to safely
inspect your property and have found it
devastated by the storm –
water intrusion damage, wind damage,
crush damage from falling trees, shattered windows, etc. – you can turn to Florida Insurance Claim
Attorney Advocates, PA for professional legal guidance backed by nearly
20 years of case experience. We are already accepting cases regarding
Hurricane Hermine and would be willing to hear yours during a
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