Posted on September 1, 2016
Article by affiliate Louisiana Gazette
New Orleans, Louisiana–Hermine has reached hurricane strength as it rolls towards the Gulf Coast of Florida. Hermine is located 115 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, with winds speeds up to 75 mph and moving to the north-northeast at 14 mph. A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of the Florida Gulf Coast. Hermine is expected to make landfall early Friday morning. Florida hasn’t had a hurricane hit the state since 2005. Forecasters do not anticipate the storm will have any significant impact in Louisiana.