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8/26/05-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Three Dead After Katrina Hits Florida

Flooding is the main concern today as Hurricane Katrina continues to pound southern Florida with high wind and heavy rain. Parts of the state have had more than two feet of rain from Katrina.

 The storm roared ashore Thursday on Florida's densely populated eastern coast with punishing winds and torrential rain. At least three people are dead in Broward County and more than 1.2 million power customers are without power.

The storm, which weakened briefly overnight, regained hurricane strength this morning as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico. At least four people have been killed in Florida and five more are missing. The storm is hindering the search.

A tropical storm watch remained in effect for Florida's west coast. Isolated tornadoes are also possible over eastern Florida and the Florida Keys, forecasters said early Friday.

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