Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend region Friday morning. She’s the first hurricane to hit the Sunshine State since Wilma in October, 2005.
Gov. Rick Scott is urging Gulf Coast residents to take immediate precautions for Hermine, which became a Category-1 storm early Thursday afternoon.
“Three days of water; three days of food,” said the Governor. “If you need medicine, make sure you have it. You have no idea if you’ll be able to get it after the storm hits. Have batteries; have a battery-powered radio.”
In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper, associate vice president of research and economic opportunity at the University of West Florida, discusses the impact of Tropical Storm Hermine on Labor Day tourism.