Monday, August 25, 2008

Fay Hits Florida for the 4th time, Killing 11

Fay has set a record by hitting land then retreating out to sea four times, most recently yesterday, when 20ins of rain fell in some areas and others were raked by 45mph winds.

Eleven people have died in Florida in havoc wreaked by tropical storm Fay,
which has hit the state four times since arriving from the Gulf of Mexico on

Among the deaths, at least three people were thought to have been killed in
road accidents caused by the weather, and two drowned in heavy surf.

Fay has also flooded houses, destroyed crops and caused state governor Charlie
Crist to appeal to the White House to declare the storm a major disaster.
Florida's east coast has suffered widespread flooding, especially around

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