Overnight Tropical Storm Debbie changed course again and is now heading towards Central Florida’s northern area and is expected to pass near Ocala.
Here’s the latest NHC advisory: Location: 28.6°N 85.2°W Moving: NE at three mph Min pressure: 995 MB Max sustained: 45 mph
Widespread flooding is occurring across the I-4 corridor of Tampa, Orlando and northwards to Lake City, Florida.
Numerous tornadoes, fallen trees, and power outages reported. Between 2 and 5 inches of rain have already dropped around Central Florida, while up to 10 inches have fallen in parts of the Tampa Bay area.
Debbie is expected to cross into Marion County sometime Friday as the slow-moving massive rain soaking storm makes its way into Florida.
Emergency Operations Centers have been opened up by Pasco County and the State of Florida. Sumter County has canceled all classes, and sporadic power outages reported in Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties.
Tornado warnings continue to post across much of the northern half of Florida.
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