TAMPA - Heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac are affecting Florida's east coast.
The Tampa Bay area was under a Tornado Warning for a brief time today. There was no immediate word of any damage.
Emergency preparations are underway along the northern Gulf coast as Isaac moves across the Gulf of Mexico.
At 2 p.m. Monday, the center of Isaac was located about 280 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Movement was to the northwest at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 65 mph.
Isaac is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane and make landfall along the northern gulf coast.
A Hurricane warning is in effect from east of Morgan City, Louisiana to Destin, Florida. Metropolitan New Orleans is included in that warning.
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