MIAMI, June 26 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Debby was
downgraded to a depression after coming ashore on Florida's Gulf
Coast on Tuesday, as its top winds dropped below the threshold
to make its a full-blown cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane
It said Debby, which still promised to dump more rain on
flooded inland areas, had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles
(55 km) per hour as it moved slowly on an east or northeast
track across the Florida peninsula.
"The tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida
has been discontinued," the Miami-based hurricane center said in
a late Tuesday evening advisory.
(Reporting By Tom Brown; Editing by Philip Barbara)
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