State Of Emergency Declared For Parts Of Florida As Tropical Storm Batters Coast

Tropical Storm Emily has officially touched down off the coast of Florida, just west of Bradenton. Since this morning, the Governor has declared a state of emergency for 31 counties in both central and southern parts of the state. Developing seemingly overnight, this storm has brought with it heavy rain and intense winds. Here’s more on this storm and where it’s predicted to go next:

This brief video gives an idea of just how strong the winds hit early this morning:

That hit super fast. #emily

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Our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by this intense storm along the gulf of Florida. If you have any thoughts about this ongoing storm, feel free to share them here.