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Hurricane May Make Landfall In NYC

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Being no stranger to hurricanes, New York City is once again preparing itself for the possibility of a hurricane. With tropical storm Hermine set to make landfall in Florida today, meteorologists are making out a possibility of NYC being in its path.

On Thursday afternoon tropical storm Hermine formed into a category one hurricane. The hurricane originated from the gulf of Mexico and is projected to make a possible landfall in New York City. As of 5 P.M. Thursday, the hurricane was about 85 miles from Apalachicola, Florida with winds at 75 MPH.

The path of the hurricane is that it is expected to cross the Florida peninsula on Thursday night while heading to the south of Georgia. On Saturday the hurricane is expected to hit the Carolina’s, while on Sunday is expected to be near the Tri-State area and give off rain. On Monday it could all end as the sun is expected to come out.

Although the storm is not expected to make an official ‘landfall’ in New York City, it is expected to brush by, giving off some rain for Labor Day weekend. It is still uncertain and will remain on a close watch. While rough surfs and rip currents are expected throughout the weekend, the storm is not expected to make much damage.

Although damage is not expected, the U.S. coast guard is advising boaters and swimmers along the New York and New Jersey coast to use caution and be mindful of the possibility of rough waves. The national hurricane center is predicting that some areas of Florida could be seeing up to 15 inches of rain, while areas in north and central Florida could see up to five inches. Originally the storm was Tropical Depression nine before becoming a category one hurricane.


Featured Image via Reuters

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