Emily is Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression Emily is moving out over the Atlantic early Tuesday, a day after slogging across the Florida peninsula, where it brought drenching rain and power outages.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression's maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (48 kph). Forecasters say slight strengthening is possible during the day but the poorly-organized depression is expected to stop being a tropical system within a day or two.

The depression is centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north-northeast of Vero Beach, Florida, and is moving east-northeast near 12 mph (19 kph).



Folks on Florida's Gulf Coast have some cleaning up to do after Tropical Storm Emily  now a depression blew through yesterday.  The storm made landfall just west of Bradenton at mid-morning and caused flooding in parts of the Tampa Bay area with two-to-four inches of rain and isolated amounts of six-to-eight inches.  Emily also downed trees and left thousands without power. 

The storm dumped additional rain on Central and South Florida as it moved across the state in the afternoon and evening.

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