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National Hurricane Center Head Has Tips For Residents Who Could Be Impacted By Hermine

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The head of the National Hurricane Center has a message for those who could be impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine.

In addition to the regular precautions people should be taking, NHC Director Rick Knabb says there are few things people should also be aware of.

“If you are in the path of some of the hazards of Hermine,” Knabb said, in a video message. “Don’t just focus on the fact that wind could be an issue, let’s focus on the water hazards: storm surge in the coastal area and heavy rainfall, inland flooding in inland areas of Northern Florida and Southern Georgia, and a tornado potential. This is not just a coastal event. And, last thing is if you are in one of these coastal areas where there is an evacuation instruction from local officials, you evacuate as soon as you get that instruction.”

Knabb also encourages residents to keep on checking for updates throughout the day on Hermine.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.