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Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on Florida coast

 Friday, June 7, 2013

 Fox News

Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, made landfall along the Florida Big Bend region, slamming the state with rain and wind Thursday, as it edged toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas. Tropical Storm Andrea was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane but forecasters warned it could cause isolated flooding and storm surge before it loses steam over the next two days. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that as of 11 p.m. Thursday, Andrea was 40 miles west of Jacksonville, Fla., and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It was moving northeast at 15 mph.