Tropical Storm Still Causing Problems

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The toll from tropical storm Fay is mounting with two drowning deaths reported in Florida, and the number of deaths in the Caribbean climbing to 23.

Motorists try to figure out a way to get their stalled truck out of a flooded street during Tropical Storm Fay in Melbourne, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Melbourne, Fla. (AP) The toll from tropical storm Fay is mounting with two drowning deaths reported in Florida, and the number of deaths in the Caribbean climbing to 23.

Four days of heavy rain have flooded homes, streets and businesses in Florida.

Especially hard hit is Brevard County, where there's an estimated 12 million dollars in building damage and 2.6 million dollars in damage from beach erosion.

President Bush has issued a federal disaster declaration to help.

The flooding has floated alligators and snakes out of their usual habitat.

Fay hovered for hours just off the Florida coast today before returning for it's third separate assault on the state. At 8 p.m. eastern, it was located just west of Flagler Beach, moving west at about two miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles
per hour.


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