Fay's Fourth Fla. Landfall Is One For Record Books

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

STEINHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Fay is one for the record books after hitting Florida yet again.

It's the first storm in recorded history to hit the state with such intensity four different times.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fay should be near or over the coast of Mississippi and Alabama tomorrow.

And even though Fay never materialized into a hurricane, its zigzagging downpours have punished the Sunshine State.

At least six people have died in Florida and two more deaths reported yesterday are believed to be Fay-related. The state attributed an additional death, before the storm hit, to hurricane preparedness.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist yesterday asked the White House to issue a major disaster declaration. Crist says the storm damaged 1,572 homes in Brevard County alone, dropping 25 inches of rain in Melbourne.

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