Tropical Storm Fay Forces More Evacuations in Florida

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Torrential rains from a slow-moving Tropical Storm Fay have triggered a new round of flooding, submerging roads and forcing dozens of people to flee the rising water in their homes.

With Fay hugging Florida's northeast Atlantic coast, police and National Guard troops were evacuating people from flood areas in the barrier island town of Merritt Island, where lakes were overflowing into houses. People were also being evacuated from a mobile home community in Melbourne.

At 10 a.m. CDT, the storm's center was essentially stalled, located about 15 miles east-southeast of Daytona Beach. It was expected to begin slowly moving toward the west-northwest later in the day, bringing heavy rains to northern Florida and southern Georgia.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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