• Emily moves offshore; could intensify over Atlantic

    By: Irene Sans

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    Emily formed early Monday morning, made landfall near Anna Maria Island (close to the Tampa area) in Florida and continued crossing Central Florida during the afternoon and Monday evening.

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    "Heavy rain and localized flooding will be the main impacts from Tropical Storm Emily," said Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry.

     

     

     

     

     

    Emily weakened Monday, becoming a tropical depression at the 5 p.m. bulletin from the National Hurricane Center. The storm will exit Tuesday early morning through southern Brevard county and could gian some strength once it moves over the Atlantic ocean.

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    Gov. Scott held a press conference Monday afternoon asking Florida residents to follow the local authorities instructions. 

    “As we know in Florida, storms can quickly develop, bringing severe weather to our state in a moment’s notice,” he said in a press release. “We are working closely with the National Hurricane Center and continuing to monitor the storm’s development and its potential impacts to Florida. We know that heavy rainfall is expected across Central Florida for the next few days. Our focus is on keeping Florida families safe and we will continue to release updates on this storm as it develops.”

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