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Fay Brings Much Needed Rain

August 22nd, 2008 by flanews

Tropical Storm Fay is helping alleviate two years of drought in some areas of the state. The storm has dumped close to 30 inches of rain on some parts of Florida. Lake Okeechobee is swelling with all the extra rain. The lake is about 3 feet higher than it was at this time last year. While Fay is getting credit for its efforts to end the drought, the storm is also being blamed for six deaths in Florida. Governor Charlie Crist was quick to turn the focus from the positive effects of Fay back to a more serious issue.

Weve had a drought over the past several years and from a drought prospective water is good, but we want to stay focused on the task at hand for the present and that is to make sure we dont have anymore deaths or injury, as much of that as possible from this storm and our hearts and our prays go out to the families of those who have lost family members, said Crist.

Two of the six Floridians killed in the storm drowned.

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