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As Tropical Storm Erika weakens, some in the Tampa Bay area still worried about heavy rain

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Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully. The 9 a.m. forecast from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm had degenerated into a trough of low pressure by early Saturday after mountains and an unfavorable environment in Hispaniola knocked Erika below tropical storm force. It appeared that it would bypass drought-stricken South Florida entirely. But emergency managers in the Tampa Bay area are still worried about heavy rain. “Our aquifers are…

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