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February 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Flooding closed schools and highways Tuesday in parts of Florida after two days of storms that pounded Gulf Coast states with tornadoes, high wind and heavy rain, officials said. One person was killed. Possible tornadoes were reported early Tuesday from Orlando to Daytona Beach, the National Weather Service said, but no major damage was seen. On Monday, five tornadoes had struck various parts of the state, damaging five homes but causing no injuries.
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June 25, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Carrying fierce winds and rain, Tropical Storm Debby continued to lash Florida on Monday, prompting Gov. Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency. In a proclamation emailed to reporters, Scott said the storm threatens Florida with a major disaster and that its effects have already been felt in the state. The declaration means that the state can suspend some laws to deal with the emergency and that agencies can cooperate more easily with the federal government. According to the declaration, Debby is about 90 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Fla. It's carrying winds of about 50 miles an hour.
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October 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Tropical Storm Marco gained strength as it thundered toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday evening. Forecasters said the storm might come ashore this morning. Peak winds had risen to 65 m.p.h. and the system was charging north across the Gulf of Mexico at 10 m.p.h., twice as fast as it had been moving earlier in the day. It was expected to blow ashore between Ft. Myers and Sarasota, forecasters said. The winds were not expected to reach hurricane force, 74 m.p.h., said forecaster Bob Case.
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August 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Emergency crews launched airboats into submerged streets Wednesday to rescue central Florida residents trapped by rising floodwaters from a stalled Tropical Storm Fay, which soaked the state for a third consecutive day. Calling the flooding "catastrophic," Republican Gov. Charlie Crist requested an emergency disaster declaration from the federal government to defray the rising costs of cleanup and response. The White House said the Federal Emergency Management Agency was reviewing the request.
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September 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
Tropical Storm Harvey drenched Florida's Gulf Coast with more than 10 inches of rain Tuesday, forcing schools to close, flooding homes and businesses and playing havoc with travelers' plans. The storm left streets in the small fishing village of Everglades City under 2 feet of water as it quickly moved across South Florida and into the Atlantic Ocean. At 11 p.m. EDT, Harvey's center was about 115 miles northeast of Freeport, Bahamas. It was moving east-northeast at 31 mph.
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August 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
Tourists abandoned beaches and people watched the rain helplessly Thursday as Tropical Storm Jerry drenched much of Florida. Meanwhile, Hurricane Humberto, with 105-m.p.h. winds, and Tropical Storm Iris, with 65-m.p.h. winds, were pushing their way across the Atlantic toward the Caribbean.
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May 13, 1997 | Associated Press
A tornado stormed past Miami's high-rise condominiums early Monday afternoon, smashing windows and sending terrified residents in the path of the funnel cloud scrambling for cover. Numerous minor injuries were reported. The storm, which touched down shortly before 2 p.m. EDT, uprooted trees, hurled branches and other debris and shattered the glass facades of several structures, including a new three-story building downtown.
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August 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A tropical depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Bonnie as it raced across the Atlantic toward the Caribbean, prompting storm warnings in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. The storm was 75 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands, an official with the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. A tropical storm watch also was in effect for the northern Leeward Islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius.
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August 4, 1995 | ERIC HARRISON and EDITH STANLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hurricane Erin snapped across Pensacola early Thursday like a whip, lashing Florida for a second day with spitting, roaring wind that wrecked buildings, cut off power to 700,000 people and left two dead and five lost at sea. Erin ambushed tens of thousands who fled inland, some into its path. Winds of 94 m.p.h., with gusts up to 100 m.p.h., shattered windows in homes, restaurants and offices.
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July 22, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A large thunderstorm prevented Air Force Col. Eileen Collins and her astronaut crew of four from blasting off on space shuttle Columbia early today. It was the second launch delay this week. Launch director Ralph Roe made the call. "Due to the storm that is moving to the south, we need to scrub for the day." "Eileen, we gave it our best shot, but the storm didn't agree with us," Roe radioed Collins. "We best give it another try another day."
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August 30, 2006 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
Having seen seven hurricanes in two years, well-trained Floridians stocked up and then hunkered down Tuesday as Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched residents and vacationers with as much as 10 inches of rain.
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September 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Tropical Storm Gabrielle sloshed across Florida on Friday, knocking down trees and power lines, flooding roads and spinning off tornadoes on a course taking it into the Atlantic Ocean. As many as 570,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity. By afternoon, the storm was near Orlando, spitting out tornadoes ahead of it that caused light damage but no reported injuries.
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August 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
Tropical Storm Barry strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and lashed parts of Florida with as much as 8 inches of rain as it churned toward the Louisiana coast. Ten flood watches were posted in South and Central Florida. The soaking rain swamped streets in dozens of communities and forced the postponement of an 'N Sync concert in Miami. "We're going to be wet for a few days but this is South Florida--we're used to that," Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas said.
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June 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Tropical Storm Allison killed more people and caused greater damage than expected because people were taken by surprise, said Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in Miami. At least 50 deaths in six states have been blamed on Allison since the storm came ashore in Texas nearly two weeks ago. Twenty-three of the deaths were in Texas, where damage estimates are expected to exceed $4 billion.
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May 30, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Florida's tinder-dry grasslands, swamps and forests were ablaze in more than 190 locations across the state Tuesday, and thick smoke from some fires was thought to have played a part in multiple highway pileups. The state's largest wildfire in 16 years--raging for more than two weeks now--has burned nearly 61,000 acres of commercial timberland and swamp in the northern counties of Dixie and Lafayette.
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October 6, 2000 | Associated Press
Thousands of people remained without power and hundreds of stalled vehicles sat on still-flooded roadways Thursday as South Florida began drying out after a two-day storm dumped more than 18 inches of rain. Most schools were open, but 15 stayed shut with flooded grounds or no power. Miami-Dade County officials reported more than 93,000 homes damaged. Two people were killed by the storm. The state of emergency imposed by Gov. Jeb Bush remained in effect.
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June 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Tropical Storm Allison killed more people and caused greater damage than expected because people were taken by surprise, said Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in Miami. At least 50 deaths in six states have been blamed on Allison since the storm came ashore in Texas nearly two weeks ago. Twenty-three of the deaths were in Texas, where damage estimates are expected to exceed $4 billion.
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October 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A drenching storm spun out of the Florida Keys, closing Miami International Airport and grounding President Clinton. The heavy downpours also flooded rush-hour roadways and forced businesses to close early. Clinton was scheduled to travel by helicopter from Miami to Palm Beach County to attend a fund-raiser. Instead, he planned to address the gathering by telephone. Miami's airport shut down in the afternoon, reopened briefly, then closed until further notice, an airport spokesman said.
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