"Debby Threatens More Floods, Tornadoes in Florida"

"Tropical Storm Debby lashed parts of Florida with driving rains and high winds on Monday, threatening to trigger more flooding and tornadoes as it hovered off the state's northern Gulf of Mexico coast."

"With tropical storm-force winds extending outward up to 230 miles from its center off the northwest coastal town of Apalachicola late Monday afternoon, forecasters said Debby menaced a broad swath of inland territory with flash flooding from torrential downpours.

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency and a tropical storm warning was in effect along much of the Gulf coastline, from the Florida Panhandle down through the central west coast.

'Because of the broad impact of Tropical Storm Debby, virtually every county in Florida could be affected,' Scott said in a statement announcing the statewide emergency."

Kevin Gray reports for Reuters June 26, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Stops Offloading Tankers Due To Storm" (Reuters)

"Tropical Storm Threat Shuts Some US Gulf Oil Output" (Reuters)

BHP Billiton To Restart Gulf of Mexico Production Post-Debby" (Reuters)

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012