Tropical Storm Tammy

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The warnings are out. Tropical Storm Tammy is headed for the northeastern corner of Florida. And already the state emergency directors are in action.

Tammy’s the 19th storm of the 2005 season, and State Emergency Management Director Craig Fugate says Tammy will be a wet one.

“Principle threat right now is going to be primarily coastal hazards. If you stay off and out of the water that will mitigate those risks and then heavy rainfall and possible sever thunderstorms, maybe some tornado activity. And again, if you will just heed the warnings of slowing down in severe weather, turn around, don’t drown if the roads are flooded, this event hopefully will not be deadly.”

Florida’s disaster planners are also keeping an eye on a tropical system swirling off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.