Morning Headlines: Hermine pounds Tallahassee, moves into Georgia

Morning Headlines: Hermine pounds Tallahassee, moves into Georgia

(WAFF) - Hermine pounds Tallahassee, moves into Georgia

Hurricane Hermine became a tropical storm Friday morning after making landfall in Florida, becoming the first hurricane to hit the Sunshine State in more than a decade. Hermine came ashore east of St. Marks, about 35 miles southeast of Tallahassee, FL, at 1:40 a.m. ET on Friday with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales after battery explosions

Samsung suspended sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Friday, just two weeks after the flagship phone's launch, after finding batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging. Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung's mobile business, said customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones, regardless of when they purchased them.

Sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 80s

Hurricane Hermine made landfall last night near St. Marks, FL with sustained winds around 80 mph. The storm will weaken as it tracks through southern Georgia this morning. By tonight, it should be in the Carolinas. Locally heavy rain and flooding is expected from northern Florida into the Carolinas through tonight.

Copyright 2016 WAFF. All rights reserved.