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Tropical Storm Debby: Florida Governor declares state of emergency

National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Debby is wreaking havoc in Florida, with the end far in the distance. 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a statewide emergency due to Tropical Storm Debby.

As the tropical storm stalled in the Gulf of Mexico, periods of heavy rainfall have begun to inundate the panhandle of Florida. 5 inches per hour of rainfall is expected with parts of this storm.

But rain isn't the only threat. High winds and tornadoes are possible as well. One death has already occurred due to a tornado, and Florida officials are searching for a man who disappeared in the rough surf.

Thankfully, North Texas will not be affected by Tropical Storm Debby, it's just sun and HEAT from here on through the weekend!

Stay with KETR for the latest weather information.


Daniel was born and raised in Commerce, TX, and has been a life-long listener of 88.9 KETR. After listening to ‘The Art of Sound’ with Mark Chapman as a child, he enjoyed the thought of being able to broadcast across NE Texas. He is now a Radio/Television student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and hopes to continue his work in radio after he graduates. He has been heard in the past as the host of ‘All Things Considered’, ‘Movie Picks with Alice Reese’ and ‘The Morning Bell’.