Florida and Hawaii Canceling School to Brace for Severe Storms

Tropical storm Hermine has officially formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is gaining strength.
1:40 | 08/31/16

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Transcript for Florida and Hawaii Canceling School to Brace for Severe Storms
starting right here in Ohio. And we do move on to Florida and Hawaii, cancelling schools, closing offices, and telling people to get ready. In the gulf, heavy rain and flash flooding already battering the coast. Rob Marciano is in central Florida, as they brace for impact. Reporter: Tonight, the tentacles of tropical storm Hermine already wreaking havoc. We have storm surge, we're going to have rain, we're going to have the risk of a tornado and this is going to go across the state. Reporter: The outer bands flooding the sunshine state tying up traffic, drivers pushing stalled vehicles. Even spawning this funnel cloud in Georgia. As you can see, this truck trying to climb out of the water. Reporter: Back in Clearwater, roads now rivers. The further you go down, the worse it is. Reporter: Over six inches of rain falling in pinellas county. Several families evacuating from these apartments in largo, where it's an all-out scramble at the sandbag depot. How tiring is this? 25 sandbags -- these aren't light. No, they aren't light. Reporter: On cedar key, up to five feet of storm surge is possible. City hall is now boarded up, and residents are putting furniture on cinder blocks. Some oil rigs now evacuated in the gulf of Mexico, as the storm gains strength. And the rain here in largo has not stopped, nor has the sandbagging. Hermine, still hundreds of miles

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