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Fay hit Florida

August 19 2008

Tropical Storm Fay struck the coast of Florida, told RIA Novosti Hurricane Prediction Center in Miami (Florida), David Miller.

"Currently, the center of tropical storm Fay crossed Key West (Florida). Besides, there is nothing new to report I can not update the forecast and the current state of the storm will be ready just in an hour" - the spokesman said. According to Monday 14.00 (22.00 GMT), Tropical Storm Fay moved toward the north-northwest at a speed of 23 kilometers per hour. A storm accompanied by winds whose speed 95 kilometers per hour.

For some areas of Florida announced a hurricane warning. Weather forecasters predict an increase in wind speed, which accompanies a tropical storm by Tuesday. Thus, Fay can obtain the characteristics of the weakest hurricane - the first category on a five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, that is, the speed of its winds exceed 119 kilometers per hour.

With an automated weather station at Sombrero Key (Florida), there were reports of wind gusts of 100 kilometers per hour. Fay will bring to south Florida to 25 inches of rain. Some coastal areas are already flooded.

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