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Florida: 7 state deaths related to storm Debby

Florida: 7 state deaths related to storm Debby

Florida officials say Tropical Storm Debby was responsible for seven deaths in the state.
Debby hovered in the Gulf of Mexico for days before slowly blowing across northern Florida this week.State emergency operations spokeswoman Jessica Sims said Thursday that two people died in Pinellas County, including a 41-year-old woman caught in a riptide Wednesday at St. Pete Beach.
Four previous storm-related deaths were reported in Florida. Last weekend, a man disappeared in the rough surf off the Gulf coast of Alabama.
Thursday morning, lifeguards on Clearwater Beach helped three people from the water who got caught in a rip current. On Wednesday, eight people were pulled from rip currents on St. Pete Beach, including the female victim.


Updated : 2021-07-26 04:05 GMT+08:00