Tropical Storm Debby Hits, Causes Power Outages and Flooding in Florida

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On June 23rd, FEMA and the National Hurricane Center broke news of the development of Tropical Storm Debby. The storm, which formed in the Gulf of Mexico, already had estimated wind speeds of 50 mph and was set to move north through the southern states. Since then, the storm has done considerable damage, causing power outages and flooding.

Tropical Storm Debby has already soaked Florida with nearly two feet of rain. The storm has been slow-moving and has caused power outages, severe flooding, and resulted in road and bridge closures. Evacuations were also issued for several counties.

The storm, which is currently moving northeast, is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression within the next few days according to the National Hurricane Center. However, there are still warnings in effect for Florida’s Gulf Coast and threats of flooding in northern Florida and southern Georgia.

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