Erika has dissipated

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The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Erika are just south of southern Florida.  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 will likely get heavy rainfall today and Monday.  Rainfall amounts could top four inches.

There is a 20% chance of re-development of the system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico over the next two days.  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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Escambia Co. Jail News Conference

Updated: Thursday, May 1 2014, 07:16 PM CDT
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Escambia Jail County UPDATE

- There will be an investigation into the two confirmed deaths
- All inmates have been accounted for
- 194 people taken to hospitals for treatment
- Did not receive any calls about a gas leak before the explosion took place
- PIO Kathleen Castro says to continue to call 850-471-6600 for information depsite the line being busy
- Officials: State fire marshal will condusct independent investigation
- Officials: There was 26 inches of flood water in the jail basement area but inmates are not housed there
- Sheriff David Morgan: We don't train for explosions on the correctional side.

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