APALACHICOLA, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay began wrapping up its
disastrous slog across Florida today by making a record fourth
landfall on the Panhandle's coast.
Emergency officials say ten people have been killed in the state
Across the Florida peninsula, communities began cleaning up the
damage from several inches of rain that flooded homes, destroyed
crops and prompted Gov.
Crist to ask for a major disaster declaration from the federal government.
According to the National Weather Service's National Hurricane
Center, Fay's center made landfall around 1 a.m. about 15 miles
north-northeast of Apalachicola.
Fay is expected to finally leave the state today and reach the
coasts of Mississippi and Alabama tomorrow. Though Fay never became a hurricane, downpours along its zigzagging path have been
punishing and deadly.
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