Tropical Storm Fay hits U.S. after killing at least five in the Caribbean

Posted By on August 18, 2008

Fay hits KeyWest
Fay, currently designated a tropical storm, drenched the Florida Keys on Monday. The rains flooded roads and created a handful of possible tornadoes as it moved north according to emergency management officials. Whil

The storm killed at least five people in the Caribbean according to news reports, but there were no reports of injuries or deaths, just flooding in the Keys.

Corey Walton, a hurricane support meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center, said Fay — a diffuse storm without a clearly defined eye — was moving north at about 14 miles an hour, and could become a Category 1 hurricane before striking Florida’s west coast Tuesday morning.


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