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Hurricane Hermine wreaks havoc across Florida

The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years has caused mass flooding and stripped power from more than 300,000 homes and businesses.

Hurricane Hermine's 80mph winds wreaked havoc across the US state after sweeping ashore on Friday around 20 miles south of the capital Tallahassee.

A travel trailer was destroyed in rain and wind from Hurricane Hermine in the Florida town of Keaton Beach. Credit: Reuters

Evacuations were ordered in parts of five counties as the torrential downpours and high surf left some communities under water.

One storm-related death was reported by authorities in the northern town of Ocala, where a fallen tree killed a homeless man sleeping in his tent.

A huge pine tree was felled through a home in Tallahassee. Credit: Reuters

Hermine diminished into a tropical storm before plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas.



Florida nightclub shooting 'not an act of terror'

Two people aged 14 and 18 have been confirmed dead Credit: Reuters

The shooting at a Florida nightclub, which left at least two dead and over a dozen injured, was "not terrorist related".

Police in the US state said the deadly shooting in Fort Myers was "not an act of terror".

Officials also confirmed the ages of two people known to have died in the attack as 14 - already identified as aspiring basketball player Stefan Strawder - and 18.

Fort Myers shooting victim posts picture from hospital bed

Credit: Facebook

A victim of the Port Myers nightclub shooting has posted this picture from his hospital bed.

Timothy Settles shared the image on his Facebook page - writing earlier: "I don't want to die."

Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured in the attack at an teen night at Club Blu in the early hours of Monday morning.

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