Tropical Storm Hermine: Here's what to expect

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    Downgraded but dangerous: What's next for Hermine?


Downgraded but dangerous: What's next for Hermine? 02:20

(CNN)Hours after Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida, the weakened storm is working its way up the East Coast.

Here's a quick look at the numbers behind the storm and what to expect going into Labor Day weekend.

The numbers

  • 1:50 a.m. -- The time Hermine made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in the Big Bend area of Florida's Gulf Coast.
  • 11 -- Years it had been since a hurricane made landfall in Florida.
  • 1 -- Person killed. A homeless man died during the storm after a tree struck him, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.
  • 40 million -- People under tropical storm watches or warnings, which stretch all the way up to Rhode Island.
  • 13 million -- People under flash flood watches.
  • 298,623 -- Businesses and homes without power in Florida

    The next 24 hours

    Millions of people are in flash flood watches Friday, as Hermine tracks up the eastern coast.
    • The biggest threats Friday are flash flooding from the heavy rainfall in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
    • Tornadoes are possible throughout the day.
    • Hermine will reemerge in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning near the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

    What's in store Labor Day weekend

    • Most models show Hermine lingering off the northeast coast, being blocked by a large area of high pressure to the north.
    • The storm should strengthen thanks to warm ocean water, but it's not going to become a hurricane again. Instead it likely will be a post-tropical storm, the type of storm Superstorm Sandy was at landfall. Still, sustained winds could return to hurricane-force speeds.
    • The result will be strong on-shore winds stretching from the Outer Banks to New York's Long Island through the holiday weekend, resulting in rough seas, rip currents and beach erosion, but not a lot of rain.
    It is estimated that a hundred people die in rip currents each year according to the National Ocean Service.