Stretch of Florida's Atlantic Coast Under Tropical Storm Warning

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Rains are expected to hit areas affected by last year's Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

About 120 miles of Florida's Atlantic coast is under a tropical storm warning. Forecasters say a tropical depression could strengthen into Tropical Storm Ophelia by Wednesday, which prompted the warning from north of Jupiter to Titusville. It's expected to bring tropical storm conditions of winds of at least 39 miles an hour to the state by late tomorrow morning.

Much of the region has recovered but some homes remain covered in blue tarps as owners await new roofs.

Emergency management officials in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties say they are monitoring the depression for developments and aren't taking any protective action.

At 2 p.m. Eastern Time, the depression had top sustained winds of about 30 miles an hour and was centered about 180 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral.


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