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Fay makes landfall, spawning tornados and flooding

Tropical storm Fay is moving across southern Florida after making landfall early this morning.

The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to weaken as it heads inland, but it's leaving a path of damage in its wake

Fay made landfall around 5:00 am. All huricane warnings discountinued but tropical storm warnings remain in effect, and a tornado watch is in effect through 4:00 pm this afternoon. Its winds whipped trees and sent a kite boarder up into the air before slamming him to the ground.

Up to 10 inches of rain is expected to soak the Florida peninsula, and more rain is expected over the next few days. With many flights canceled today, many tourists had no choice but to stick around and brace for the storm. Emergency officials are asking for everyone to be vigilant, wanting people to play it smart, take their time, and be cautious.

One tornado already touched down in Palm Beach County and a flood watch remains in effect, but state officials expect cities to be out of emergency mode by the end of the day.

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