Hermine hits Florida

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Pedro Muacaj rests on higher ground in front of a gift shop along a flooded section of Dodecanese Blvd. in Tarpon Springs, Fla. where he was working. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. The street, which typically floods during heavy reins, was filling quickly at high tide as Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico, (Douglas R. Clifford/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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A news reporter doing a stand up near a sea wall in Cedar Key, Fla., is covered by an unexpected wave as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening and roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast, where rough surf began smashing against docks and boathouses and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Joseph Keyser, 14, of Harbour Island, reacts as waves crash against the seawall along Bayshore Boulevard, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Tampa. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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Cedar Key police chief Virgil Sandlin checks on the downtown area as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Cedar Key, Fla. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast, where people put up shutters, nailed plywood across store windows and braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Ethan Deming, 15, left, and Jake Kennedy, 16, race their scooters into a flooded South Lagoon Street in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 1, 2016. Rain and a high tide combined to raise the water level several inches over the surface of the asphalt. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast. (Andres Leiva/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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A street is blocked from debris washed up from the tidal surge of Hurricane Hermine Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Cedar Key, Fla. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Frank Nicholson, center, stands by the stairs of the observation deck at Hudson Beach with his daughter, Aubrey, after a fast-moving rising tide submerged the picnic area and sent storm watchers looking for higher ground Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2016,in Hudson, Fla. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast. (Brendan Fitterer/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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Ground water begins to flood some low areas as Tropical Storm Hermine heads inland Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Dekle Beach, Fla. A hurricane warning was in effect for Florida's Big Bend from the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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John Johnson, 8, left, and Joey Brooks, 12, play in their flooded neighborhood of Shore Acres in between passing thunderstorms during Tropical Storm Hermine in St. Petersburg, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (Eve Edelheit/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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Residents check on a flooded street before turning back as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Cedar Key, Fla. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast, where people put up shutters, nailed plywood across store windows and braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

by: Associated Press

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A team of University of Florida hurricane researchers work to take down wind-monitoring equipment as Hurricane Hermine approaches on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Steinhatchee, Fla. The team moved the equipment farther inland to keep it safe from the surge. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening and roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast, where rough surf began smashing against docks and boathouses and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

by: Associated Press

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In this image made from a video, rough surf smashes against a dock as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Carabelle, Fla. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening as it roared closer to Florida's Gulf Coast and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

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In this image made from a video, rough surf smashes the shore as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Carabelle, Fla. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening as it roared closer to Florida's Gulf Coast and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

by: Associated Press

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Police block the road entering Cedar Key, Fla., as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening and roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast, where rough surf began smashing against docks and boathouses and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

by: Associated Press

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A hand painted sign on a boarded up bar is seen as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Cedar Key, Fla. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening and roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast, where rough surf began smashing against docks and boathouses and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

by: Associated Press

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Seaweed covers a flooded street in Cedar Key, Fla. as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening and roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast, where rough surf began smashing against docks and boathouses and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

by: Associated Press

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Chaplain Chris Fletcher and his cousin Destiny Peters, 7, ride out Hurricane Hermine at the Hosford County Search and Rescue doubling as a shelter for local residents Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Hosford, Fla. Hurricane Hermine gained strength Thursday evening as it roared toward Florida's Gulf Coast, churning up pounding surf that battered docks and boathouses as people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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Certified nurse assistant Jennifer Smith rides out Hurricane Hermine inside the Hosford County Search and Rescue station doubling as a shelter for local residents as the storm makes land fall on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Hosford, Fla. Hurricane Hermine roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast early Friday, sending battering waves against docks and boathouses as the state braced for its first direct hit from a hurricane in over a decade. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

by: Associated Press

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Cedar Key police patrol the streets early Friday morning, Sept. 2, 2016, after Hurricane Hermine passed through Cedar Key, Fla. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Chris Hacker, left, hugs his girlfriend Lyn Charlton after the couple arrived at an elementary school with their dog on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in Steinhatchee, Fla. Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing soaking rain and high winds. (Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

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A member of Cedar Key Fire Rescue checks on damage from Hurricane Hermine to a building on the waterfront early Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Cedar Key, Fla. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Residents check on damage after Hurricane Hermine passed through Cedar Key, Fla., Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Cedar Key police patrol the downtown area early Friday morning, Sept. 2, 2016, after Hurricane Hermine passed through Cedar Key, Fla. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

by: Associated Press

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Michael Daniels and Ashley Kemp look over a pair of sailboats that broke free from their anchors and washed ashore from Hurricane Hermine on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Carabelle, Fla. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall, as it moves over Georgia, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says winds are increasing along the Southeast coast and flooding rains continue. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

by: Associated Press

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Scott McClain checks over his boat after it washed ashore during the storm surge from Hurricane Hermine on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in East Point, Fla. Hermine was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall, as it moves over Georgia, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says winds are increasing along the Southeast coast and flooding rains continue. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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Hannah Coles, 9, takes a break from riding her bike to feel a strong rain band rain shortly Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2016 in Gulfport, Fla. Coles was taking advantage of the day off from school to play in the rain and flooding. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast, (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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