St. Benilde Catholic Church
Tropical Storm Hermine
Thursday, September 1, 2016
7:00 AM Advisory
Tropical Storm Hermine was centered about 195 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, as of Thursday morning. Hermine finally earned its name Wednesday afternoon after data collected by the NOAA Hurricane Hunters indicated that the system was producing tropical storm-force winds. In addition, satellite imagery showed a better organized system than we have seen in recent days, with wind shear relaxing some. At this time, the NHC expects this system to be a Category 1 hurricane as it makes landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast early Friday morning. After its Gulf landfall, the storm will track through southeast Georgia and over or near the Lowcountry of South Carolina and eastern North Carolina to bring rain and wind there Friday and Saturday.
Fr. Cooper and his Emergency Management Team continue to monitor the projected path and assess any related impact of Tropical Storm Hermine to the St. Benilde community. We will continue to monitor updates from both the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. At this time, the parish's emergency operations team has been deactivated as we do not expect any impact from this system.
All Masses and parish/school activities will continue as normal. There are no changes expected or anticipated at the current time.
Please be advised that this will be the last official update on Toprical Storm Hermine.