ergency crews and first responders racing to restore electricity and rescue residents trapped by flood water as tropical storm Hermine churns up the Atlantic coast Saturday. About 150,000 households were without power in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. States of emergency stretching from Florida to the shores of Maryland.
Storm warnings in effect from South Carolina to Rhode Island. Parts of New Jersey on high alert still mindful of the devastation after super storm Sandy in 2012. Residents there advised to prepare for flooding and storm surges. Hermine ruining labor day weekend plans for thousands of vacationers heading to beaches along the Atlantic.
The storm could reach near hurricane strength by Sunday.