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Tropical Storm Hermine has traveled to the U.S. Northeast after hitting Georgia and the Carolinas with high winds.

Thunderbolt Marine in Savannah, Ga., closed for a day last week after losing power, but is back up and running, said Judy Salzman, project administrator at Thunderbolt.

“Thankfully, we had no damage at the yard even though we had strong winds come through,” she said. “Our guys did a great job of making sure the yard and yachts were secure. The power was out for about a day in Thunderbolt, even less in surrounding areas.”

The road to Tybee Island made the front page of the New York Times on Saturday.

“It’s prone to serious flooding as are many coastal and barrier island highways,” she said. “Nearby Skidaway Island was hit by a tornado, and 11 houses sustained serious damage. For the most part, we were very lucky.”

Thunderbolt Marine after Hermine

Thunderbolt Marine after Hermine

Thunderbolt Marine after Hermine

Thunderbolt Marine after Hermine

Original post on Sept. 2

Hurricane Hermine hit the northwest coast of the Florida Panhandle this morning (Sept. 2) and continued throughout the day to travel into Georgia and the Carolinas as a tropical storm.

Thunderbolt Marine in Savannah is closed for the day due to storm conditions, according to Ernest J. D’Alto, president of the company.

“High wind and the loss of power have the yard shut down for today,” D’Alto said. “No flooding, just wind. There was a concern about it coming from the west, but it appears it has crossed enough land to take the steam out of the storm.

“It really is a great location,” D’Alto said of the coastal Georgia city. “When storms come up the coast, we’re far enough in that we stay out of the path most of the time.”

Tropical Storm Hermine downs trees in Savannah area. PHOTO BY ERNEST D'ALTO

Tropical Storm Hermine downs trees in Savannah area. PHOTO BY ERNEST D’ALTO

Click here to see footage of windy conditions at Thunderbolt Marine today: STORM Thunderbolt video

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