"The rain covers a good portion of the Florida peninsula even though the center is a couple of hundred miles off shore," said Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The 11 a.m. report showed the storm 110 miles west of Tampa moving north-northeast near 14 mph, with maximum sustained winds near 60mph.
In Florida: street flooding in Volusia Co.; 2 feet of inundation at Clearwater Beach, and water levels over 1 foot above normal at Apalachicola, FL.
In Alabama: authorities said that 13 people had to be rescued from rough surf Wednesday and Thursday morning.
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