Fla. Gov. Cancels Events Due to Tropical Storm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is cancelling a visit to Tampa and heading back to the state capital due to Tropical Storm Debby.
Scott had planned to tour a medical center and a work site on Monday. But the governor is heading to the state's emergency operations center.
The storm - which is hovering in the Gulf of Mexico - has drenched the state and spawned tornadoes that have killed at least one person.
Scott has not yet declared a state of emergency even though the storm is responsible for flooding in the Tampa Bay area.
Panhandle emergency management officials have already advised residents to leave low-lying areas and they have shut down the bride to St. George Island, a popular vacation area.
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