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(CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla.) — Drone video shows the destruction Hurricane Hermine caused in the south when it made landfall Friday.

The category 1 storm hit the Gulf Coast of Florida early Friday morning with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Drones captured video of the havoc the hurricane wreaked in Crystal River, Florida, showing a residential neighborhood covered in floodwaters.

In Valrico, Florida, an electrical fire engulfed a street corner around 7 a.m.

Video shows residents entering waist-deep waters to rescue dogs in the Tampa Bay area.

Another video, posted to Instagram, shows a sinkhole that formed in Pasco Country, Florida. Rain continued to hit the water as it rushed in a counterclockwise circular motion.

In Tallahassee, a downed tree demolished a Whataburger fast food restaurant, a photo posted to Twitter shows.

Negative on Taquitos #hermine #tallystrong @Whataburger pic.twitter.com/B6ifUGYtmh

— Blake Dowling (@AegisSales) September 2, 2016

As the hurricane crept north it began to damage several areas in Georgia as well. Video taken in Saint Simons Island shows palm trees blowing dramatically in the high winds as waves from the Atlantic Ocean violently crash on the shore.

The storm battered the Sunshine State, killing one person and leaving another 250,000 residents without power. It is currently moving northeast at 20 mph and was located about 35 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as of Friday evening.

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