Hurricane-strength Hermine makes landfall in Florida

Hurricane Hermine hit the Gulf Coast of Florida early Friday, CNN reported, hours after the US National Hurricane Centre upgraded it from a tropical storm.

Hermine reaches hurricane strength as Florida braces for landfall

The US National Hurricane Centre on Thursday afternoon upgraded Tropical Storm Hermine to a hurricane after maximum sustained winds increased to 120 kilometres per hour as the spinning storm continued to bear down on Florida's Gulf Coast.