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Tropical Storm Debby Soaks Florida’s Gulf Coast

 Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Practically parked off Florida’s Gulf Coast since the weekend, Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high winds and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and that has already led to flooding. At least one person was killed Sunday by a tornado spun off by the large storm system in Florida, and Alabama authorities searched for a man who disappeared in the rough surf. An estimated 35,000 homes and businesses lost electricity. But as of midafternoon, the slow-moving storm had caused only scattered damage, including flooding in some low-lying areas.