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2008-08-21 09:00:07

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- 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," Gov. Charlie Crist requested an emergency disaster declaration from the federal government to defray rising debris and response costs. The White House said the Federal Emergency...

2008-08-05 09:00:03

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- Residents along the Texas and Louisiana coasts prepared Monday for Tropical Storm Edouard, which was rolling through the warm waters of the Gulf and threatening to reach near- hurricane strength before making landfall. In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a statewide emergency, and two communities in the western part of the state, Vermilion Parish and Cameron Parish, asked thousands of residents to evacuate low-lying coastal areas that are prone to flooding. The...

2005-07-05 15:16:37

MIAMI (Reuters) - The third tropical storm of the Atlantichurricane season rumbled north through the Gulf of Mexico onTuesday, heading toward the Louisiana coast with high winds andheavy rain. The storm strengthened into tropical storm status overnightand had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph), accordingto the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Cindywas likely to dump up to 6 inches (15 cm) of rain on thecentral Gulf coast, with as much as 10 inches (25 cm)...

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