Tropical storm Fay continues to pound FloridaAugust 22nd, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by David M N James
Tropical storm Fay has not reached a hurricane threshold but it is being rated as a storm that has caused flooding that has never been seen before in history.
Unlike predictions by the National Hurricane center, Tropical storm Fay has defied leaving wishes by Florida residents. Fay continued to pound the State mercilessly.
It has flooded more homes and wreaked havoc to business owners who now are incapacitated. Nothing is going in the state as rains and winds continue to howl and harangue the nights and days.
Fay destroyed properties including yatchs on the beach. Fay has pounded some east-central coastal areas of Florida with 20 to 30 inches of rain and winds howling at a speed of 60mph
The Tropical Storm has just made its third landfall in four days on Florida’s northeast coast Thursday. Fay is still hovering in the state and its path show that it will move towards the Florida Panhandle coast Friday night and Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center is still monitoring the tropical storm which is still gaining strength.
Fay killed two women one of whom was swimming off Neptune Beach while the other was in water off Daytona Beach. Fay has flooded over ten thousand homes so far and destroyed immense proportions of property.
Evacuation is in progress as thousands continue to leave Florida. People are leaving flooded parts of the Melbourne area in eastern Florida on Thursday. National weather Service has confirmed that flooding has been intense and very peculiar. Melbourne has been pounded by more than 26 inches of rain by 5 a.m.