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Responding to Tropical Storm Debby

As Tropical Storm Debby moves into Florida, the federal government stands ready to offer assistance.

Tropical Storm Debby tracked eastward today, dropping as much as 20 inches of rain over parts of northern Florida. Local officials have closed portions of Interstate 10 due to flooding, and thousands have been left without power.

Earlier today, President Obama called Florida Governor Rick Scott to ensure that the state is receiving the kind of assistance it needs.

A FEMA liaison officer is currently onsite at the Florida emergency operations center to help coordinate if state emergency officialis determine they need additional support.

For more information including tips for staying safe if you're in the path of the storm, check out the FEMA blog or learn how to prepare for tropical storms at