Hurricane Hermine

First real tropical storm since we have moved down here.   Hermine arrived in our area on Friday 9/2/16.    By the time it arrived here, it was down from a Cat 1 Hurricane to a tropical storm.

Moving into the Gulf, Hermine headed up toward the Florida Panhandle increasing in strength to a full Category 1 Hurricane.   It wrecked some havoc along the coast of FL as it approached and hit land late Thursday.   It’s path would take it in a direct line across to (and over) Savannah.

It hit the area here early Friday morning, tracking to pass just north of us.  It had been downgraded to a Tropical Storm by this time but also, with us being on the east side of the track, worse weather could be anticipated.    It passed through the area by late afternoon and for my area, mostly a non-event.   We did not lose power, no flooding and very little debris… plenty of rain though!!  🙂   Savannah itself had some areas of flooding, trees and power lines down and at one point near 100K homes were without power.  Scott was out for over 24 hours.

There were 2 reported tornadoes, 1 being about 25 miles from me and it destroyed 8 homes and damaged a dozen more.

I was monitoring storm activity here at home via, News, Radar, and 4 ham radio stations:
442.700  My home channel
146.970   Our emergency channel, my friend was activated at CEMA
3.975        HF GA Emergency Net
DSTAR    GA Dstar Emergency Coverage.


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