Hermine Is 1st Hurricane to Make Landfall in Florida Since 2005

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  • Hermine downgraded to tropical storm as it moves across state
  • Danger of life-threatening surge and flooding rains remain

Residents survey the rising water in Holmes Beach, Florida on Sept. 1.

Photographer: Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Hermine, the first hurricane to strike Florida since 2005, has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves inland, after threatening soy and cotton crops and leaving large swaths of the region at risk of blackouts.

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