Hurricane Hermine weakened to a tropical storm after hitting Florida’s Gulf Coast early this morning, marking the first hurricane to hit in 11 years. The storm will slowly move up the East Coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds likely ruining the Labor Day weekend for beachgoers from Georgia to New Jersey. Meanwhile, Hawaii is also bracing for a possible hurricane hit this weekend, as Lester is forecast to approach the islands by tomorrow morning.
It’s more expensive to buy a house in the Austin area than before the housing crisis. The median home price in Travis County is now $335,000. It’s not quite as expensive in surrounding counties; $260,000 in Williamson County and $160,000 in Hayes.
An APD motorcycle police officer is in critical condition after an accident near North Burnett and Ohlen Road. They have not identified him but he’s been on the force 16 years.