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Published On: Mon, Jun 25th, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby stalls, continues to dump rain and wind on the west coast of Florida

Bands of rain drenchied the Tampa Bay and St Pete areas of western Florida and damage from tornadoes could be seen as far as Highlands county.

Tropical Storm Debby entered the Gulf of Mexico this weekend and the rainfall has already caused flooding in the region, trees to topple and a barrage of tornadoes to sweep across central Florida.

From coastal Alabama to the panhandle of Florida and down near Ft. Meyers, Debby has stalled in the Gulf causing uncertainty as her path is not evident.

One woman was killed and a child injured as several tornadoes moved through Highlands County, the local sheriff has reported. Several homes were destroyed by the storm, but details have not been released at this time.

Debby’s maximum sustained winds are 60 MPH and the storm inches northeast at 3 MPH.

A surfer in Mobile, Alabama has drown and may be linked to the tropical storm as well.

Tropical Storm Debby/NOAA Photo

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