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: One in five American children overweight

Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014, 07:00 PM CDT
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Nearly one in 5 American children and adolescents are overweight and many don't seem to know it.   

That's what some Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.
They surveyed children ages eight to 15 asking them how they perceived their own weight.
   
They compared the answers to the child's actual weight.
Eighty percent of overweight boys thought they were at about the right weight.  
   
And 71 percent of the girls were similarly mistaken, thinking they were the right weight as well.

They urge parents to talk to their child's doctor and find out what age-appropriate facts about weight and health you should be telling them. For more information on health issues, click here. 
HEALTH: One in five American children overweight

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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