Monday, August 25, 2008

TS Fay does major damage

Disaster News Network zeroes in a pattern -- not a hurricane, not a major storm in absolute terms, but a shocking amount of property damage and all-round mayhem: A look at the Safirr-Simpson scale might lead people in the future to believe that Tropical Storm Fay was a minor storm. But after the storm inched its way back and forth across the state, making landfall in Florida a record four times, there were at least 13 deaths and more than 1,000 homes damaged.

By Sunday night, remnants of the storm was still causing headaches for residents in the Florida Panhandle and in Tallahassee where some residents were being evacuated by boats.

"Even in Seminole County, where the damage was light compared to other parts of the county, there were many people who were put out of their homes by the rains," said the Rev. David Knox of Christ Episcopal Church in Longwood….Most of Florida's 63 counties had at least a passing meeting with Fay....

NASA view of Tropical Storm Fay over Florida

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