Tropical Storm Hermine has strengthened into a hurricane

Friday, 02 September 2016 - 6:57

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Hermine is expected to make landfall in Florida around midnight on Thursday night, the first hurricane to hit the state since 2005.

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 51 counties as residents braced for the dangerous storm.

Wind gusts reached 70mph (110kmph) on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.