Tropical Storm Colin knocked out power to over 26,000 in Florida

Tropical Storm Colin hit Florida’s west coast on Monday with maximum sustained winds near 50 miles-per-hour (mph), knocking out power to at least 26,165 customers, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

As of 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, 13,865 customers remained without power, DOE said in its Energy Assurance Daily report issued on the afternoon of June 6.

As of Monday afternoon, the storm was moving northeast at approximately 17 mph and expected to increase in forward speed, according to the National Hurricane Center. A rapid northeastward motion was expected Monday night and Tuesday, moving near the southeastern coast of the United States later on Tuesday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday due to the threat of serious flooding, DOE said.

Localized coastal flooding is possible along the Florida east and Georgia coasts within the Tropical Storm Warning area, as well as in the Tropical Storm Watch area along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.

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