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Tropical Storm Isaias lashes Florida's east coast, no longer expected to reach hurricane strength


Heavy rain, powerful winds and rough surf lashed Florida's eastern coast Sunday as Tropical Storm Isaias inched closer, but forecasters now believe the storm will not return to hurricane strength.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph an, as of 8 a.m. Sunday, was about 40 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, moving northwest at 8 mph.


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