Fay's Toll In Fla. Hits 11; Gulf Cities Threatened

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials say at least 11 people have died from Tropical Storm Fay's trek across the state.

Officials at the state's emergency operations center in Tallahassee say the 11th storm-related fatalilty was an electrical worker in Gadsden County who was responding to a power outage when he was killed.

The identities of all the victims and the causes of their deaths were not immediately released. At least three of the victims died in weather-related traffic accidents and two more drowned in heavy surf.

Gov. Charlie Crist said he was grateful for the electric worker's sacrifice in an emergency.


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