Chapter 1 Hurricane Research Paper

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Hermine weakened while crossing from Florida into Georgia, but still produced sustained winds of 45 mph (72 km/h) at Savannah, with gusts to 58 mph (93 km/h).[77] Farther northeast, Folly Island, South Carolina, reported sustained winds of 44 mph (71 km/h) with gusts to 59 mph (95 km/h),[78] and the pier in Duck, North Carolina, reported sustained winds of 58 mph (93 km/h) with gusts to 73 mph (117 km/h).[79] Heavy rainfall occurred through the Carolinas, reaching 10.72 in (272 mm) in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.[80] At Norfolk International Airport, wind gusts reached 43 mph (69 km/h).[81] In Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, Hermine's passage left around 274,000 people without power.[40][42][82][83]

In Georgia, Hermine's winds knocked down trees onto cars and homes, resulting in several injuries in the subsequent cleanup process, although there was no major damage.[42] The storm spawned two EF1 tornadoes in the state. The first, with a 4.83 mi (7.77 km) path, knocked down or broke thousands of trees in Liberty County, some of which fell onto homes. The other struck
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Hermine spawned two EF1 tornadoes and one EF0 tornado over Outer Banks.[59] One knocking over two trailers and injuring four people.[91] The tornadoes collectively left about $30,000 in damage.[59] High winds knocked over an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer crossing the Alligator River bridge on U.S. Route 64, killing the driver.[40][41] Flooding covered portions of Highway 12, the main roadway through the Outer Banks.[42] Bands of heavy rain associated with Hermine produced rainfall totals of 4 to 8 in (0.10 to 0.20 m) over most of the region, with the highest amounts near the coast. Widespread poor drainage flooding occurred, with a few reports of flash flooding. Damage across Dare County reached $5.5 million;[59] most of the damage was concentrated on Hatteras Island with flooding in Frisco and
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