"Tropical Storm Debby Rains Misery on Flooded Florida"

"Tropical Storm Debby weakened as it drifted ashore on Florida's Gulf Coast on Tuesday, dumping more rain on flooded areas and sending thousands of people fleeing from rising rivers."

"After stalling in the Gulf for two days, the large and ragged storm finally began moving eastward. The center crossed the shore late Tuesday afternoon near Steinhatchee, in the Big Bend area where the Panhandle joins the peninsula.

Most of the thunderstorms and rain were northeast of the storm center and had already dumped 2 feet of rain over parts of Florida.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Debby could bring another 4 to 8 inches of rain - and possibly tornadoes - to north Florida and southeast Georgia in the next two days."

Michael Peltier reports for Reuters June 26, 2012.

Source: Reuters, 06/27/2012