Hermine was a category 1 with 80 mph winds when it hit us in 2016. That was the first storm I had experienced like that since Kate hit Tallahassee in 1985. My girlfriend and I were lucky, there was no damage to our property, and our power was only out for about 12 hours. Some parts of the Tallahassee area were without power for nearly a week. I don't remember exactly what time our power went out during Hermine, but it was a few hours before the storm made landfall at 1:30 AM. We spent a lot of time playing cards and board games by candle light. It was pitch black outside. You couldn't see anything at all, but you could sure hear it all! That was the worst/scariest part of it. At one point early on, I remember going outside on my front porch to smoke a cigarette (addiction makes you do stupid things). Through the already loud whistling sounds of the wind, I heard a crack, like the sound of a tree snapping. I originally thought, "I'm standing in an area that's fairly well sheltered". I came to my senses and went back inside. From then on, I smoked in my garage. Even that was creepy because the force of the wind pushing on the garage door made it creak like an old wooden ship at sea.