Hurricane Katrina

By: AP
By: AP

Hurricane Katrina is leaving damaged roofs, downed trees and frightened people in its wake this morning in the Florida Keys.

Four people died as a result of the storm -- three by falling trees and the fourth died when his car struck a tree.

Emergency dispatchers say they've been flooded with calls as the renewed storm swirls into the Gulf of Mexico.

An early morning tornado struck the airport in Marathon, damaging several planes and two nearby homes. No injuries were reported.

Officials say some low-lying areas are beginning to flood.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the Keys can expect up to eight more inches of rain today, and more tornados are possible. They're recommending that everyone stay inside until the storm passes.
Early this morning, Katrina was centered about 50 miles
north-northwest of Key West. It's moving west at about five miles
per hour. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 75 miles per
hour. That makes Katrina a Category One hurricane.
As of four a-m Central, about one-point-26 (m) million customers
were without power.


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