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Tropical Storm Erika's done, but it leaves behind rain and threat of floods, twisters

While Tropical Storm Erika has fallen apart, what’s left of it still could plague South Florida with heavy rains, flooding, and perhaps even tornadoes, local forecasters said Saturday morning. 237 more words

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Tropical Storm Erika expected to weaken Saturday

8 p.m. update: Erika is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center says, but it’s possible the tropical storm could even degenerate into a trough of low pressure while moving over the mountains of Hispaniola and eastern Cuba. 400 more words

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Tropical Storm Erika nearing Hispaniola

Tropical Storm Erika is nearing Hispaniola, moving at 18 mph and with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. 97 more words

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2015 A Record Year For Tornadoes In Chicago Area

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago area has set a record for the most tornadoes in a single year, according to National Weather Service data.

Four tornadoes on Aug. 185 more words

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Tropical Storm Erika responsible for deaths and destruction

Tropical Storm Erika is hammering the islands on its way to Florida with torrential rain and flooding.

At least four people died in Dominica yesterday and 20 are missing, according to the Associated Press. 156 more words

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 What happens when Saturday’s super moon and Tropical Storm Erika collide?

In the middle of all the news about Tropical Storm Erika comes one of 2015’s super moons, a full moon coinciding with its closest point to Earth in its orbit. 250 more words

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Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency ahead of Erika

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency ahead of Erika.

Issued this morning, the declaration says that Tropical Storm Erika is expected to travel up the spine of Florida and designates the director of the division of emergency management as the coordinating officer for the duration of the emergency. 222 more words