Tropical Storm Colin

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Florida wildlife officials are continuing to monitor the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin and its impact on sea turtle nests across the state. The storm destroyed several hundred nests, but officials say Floridians can help.

Tourist Drowns During Colin

Jun 8, 2016
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A tourist at St. George Island drowned during Tropical Storm Colin earlier this week. A sheriff deputy found Sandra Gnezda receiving CPR from a first responder and emergency medical services at 7:02 p.m. on Monday, June 6, according to the police report.

MGN Online

AAA has a few tips for drivers, as people are still dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin.

For the past 10 years, there’s been a system in place allowing Floridians to register their contact information in case of an emergency situation. And, as residents continue to prepare for hurricane season, officials are stressing the importance of enrolling in that program.

Gov. Scott (center) with emergency officials being briefed on Tropical Storm Colin Monday morning.
Nick Evans

Emergency responders in Florida are preparing for Tropical Storm Colin to make landfall Monday evening.  Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in 34 counties ahead of the storm.

Florida Pulic Radio Emergency Network

Update 4:50 p.m.: Franklin County Emergency Operators say they're seeing storm surge and flooding in coastal areas. Affected areas include the East End of the County from Lanark Village to Ochlockonee River.  The storm has not made landfall yet.  That is expected to happen later this evening. Florida Public Radio meteorologist Jeff Huffman says the system is disorganized, but is spawning thunderstorms and some tornados.