Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated 

Tropical Storm Erika has fallen apart Saturday morning and the National Hurricane Center has issued their final advisory on the storm.

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Erika has dissipated

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The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Erika are north of the northern coast of Cuba.  The trough of low pressure is moving W/NW at about 20-25 MPH.  That motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.  Southern and Central Florida could get heavy rainfall from the remnants beginning on Sunday.  Rainfall amounts could top four inches. Flash flooding is expected for much of the Florida penisula.

There is a 40% chance of re-development of the system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  The impacts are expected to stay mostly the east of our viewing area for the duration, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

 

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HEALTH: Government finalizes restirctions on meds containing Hydrocodone

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 04:24 PM CDT
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The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing a highly addictive painkiller.

Hydrocodone -- has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the US
The new rules mean that Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine and oxycodone.
   
Patients will be limited to one 90-day supply of medication and will have to see a physician to receive a refill.HEALTH: Government finalizes restirctions on meds containing Hydrocodone

The Obama administration achieved a major victory in late June when the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide subsidies for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for 2015 is closed but people with special circumstances can still get covered on healthcare.gov.

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