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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares statewide emergency because of Tropical Storm Debby

2:50 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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BRENDAN FARRINGTON
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a statewide emergency because of Tropical Storm Debby.
    
Debby has drenched the state and caused flooding in some neighborhoods. It has also spawned tornadoes.

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At least one person was killed in Florida in a tornado and officials are searching for a man who disappeared in the rough surf in Alabama.

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The statewide emergency in Florida means that the state can waive or suspend certain state laws to respond to the storm. It also means that price-gouging laws take effect.


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6/25/2012 1:39:49 PM (GMT -4:00)

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