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Tropical Storm Colin: Florida declares state of emergency
by Staff Writers
Miami (AFP) June 6, 2016


Tropical Storm Colin churned toward Florida's northern Gulf coast Monday where officials issued a state of emergency under threat from high winds, possible tornadoes and copious rain.

Colin, which formed Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to cross the southern state with top sustained winds of 50 miles (85 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday.

The NHC expects the storm, now 190 miles (305 kilometers) west-northwest of Tampa, to hit Florida's northern Gulf coast region Monday evening.

The storm could dump 3-6 inches (7.6-15.2 centimeters) of rain or more in isolated areas, from northeastern Yucatan peninsula, western Cuba, northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, and coastal areas of the Carolinas through Tuesday.

The Miami-based agency warned of the potential for tornados in northern Florida and parts of southern Georgia.

And "localized coastal flooding and dangerous surf are possible along the Atlantic coast from Florida to North Carolina within the tropical storm warning area," the NHC warned.

In a news release Florida state governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 34 central and northern counties, calling Colin "a severe threat" that "requires that timely precautions are taken to protect the communities, critical infrastructure and general welfare of this state."

In a tweet Monday afternoon the Tampa International Airport reported 40 delayed flights and 16 cancellations.

Some schools in central and northern Florida canceled classes Monday afternoon.

The third tropical storm of the season -- which began June 1 and will extend through November 30 -- will reach the Atlantic coast Tuesday morning.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the Atlantic will get between 10 and 16 storms this year, and between four and eight could be hurricanes.

The uptick follows a below-average 2015 season that recorded 11 tropical storms in the Atlantic, with just four hurricanes, two of them major.


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SHAKE AND BLOW
Tropical Storm Colin: Florida declares state of emergency
Miami (AFP) June 6, 2016
Tropical Storm Colin strengthened Monday as it approached the west coast of Florida, where officials declared a state of emergency under threat from high winds, heavy rain and possible tornadoes. Colin, which formed Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to cross the southern state with maximum sustained winds reaching 50 miles (85 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) ... read more


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