opical storm Colin ripping through Florida and hitting as far north as North Carolina Tuesday, as it continues to batter the southeastern coast of the US. Downed trees, destroyed homes, and swollen streets left in its wake. Winds upward of 50 miles per hour, at least one tornado reported.
Florida Governor Rick Scott declaring a state of emergency in 34 counties. More than 6,000 National Guard members activated. And thousands without power in at least four southern states. Flash flood warnings and dangerous rip currents remain a threat with the storm expected to move out to sea by Wednesday.