Claudette Brings Heavy Rains To Mainland Florida

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The outskirts of Tropical Storm Claudette are raining down on Florida. The storm is packing winds of at least 50 mph and heavy rain.

Forecasters say Claudette isn't expected to cause significant flooding or wind damage. The heavy rain struck Sunday afternoon as Claudette approached Pensacola and National Park Service officials closed low-lying roads connecting restaurants and hotels to the undeveloped National Seashore. Claudette's expected to make landfall Monday morning.

In Panama City, the Bay County Emergency Operations Center opened a shelter at a local high school for residents of low-lying areas and people with special needs. Pensacola Beach is still recovering from Hurricane Ivan, which devastated the Florida Panhandle and parts of Alabama five years ago.

Tropical Storm Bill is also sweeping through the Atlantic and could strengthen into a hurricane late Sunday night.


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