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Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces a state of emergency for most of Florida's Gulf coast due to heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Debby during a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, Fla.  Col. David Brierton, commander of the Florida Highway Patrol, right, listens. Tropical Storm Debby drenched Florida with heavy rains, flooded low-lying neighborhoods and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses as it lingered off the state's coast Monday. (AP Photo/Bill Cotterell)

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