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Thousands along Gulf Coast brace for Hurricane Hermine’s landfall

People from the Florida Panhandle down to the Tampa area braced Thursday for Hurricane Hermine, as it lashes the area with strong winds and potentially dangerous storm surge. The National Hurricane Center said the storm’s winds ratched up from 75 mph in the afternoon to 80 mph by evening as the former tropical storm gained

Tropical Storm Colin gains speed, barrels toward Florida

Tropical Storm Colin barreled toward Florida’s Gulf coast on Monday, as forecasters and elected officials warned residents to prepare for severe weather and possible flooding. A large portion of Florida’s western and Panhandle coast was already under a tropical storm warning when the National Hurricane Center announced that a quickly moving depression had become a