Andrea is hitting Florida The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, it whipped up gusts as high as 58 mph in Punta Gorda, about 100 miles south of Tampa, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center reported. It is going to go up the East Coast. Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia. Some will scoff and say no problem, but let us see. These things, no matter how non-hurricane, cause damage, and delays for us (UPS). They also cause loss of life.