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Tropical Storm Alex Could Form

It's expected to cause significant flooding in Florida

Tropical storm warnings were issued early Friday for all of South Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas as a system that battered Mexico moves through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing threats of heavy rain and wind for the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm once known as Agatha in the Pacific Ocean will be known as Alex in the Atlantic Ocean basin. The center said the storm could produce coastal flooding of 1-3 feet above normally dry ground along parts of the southwestern coast of Florida and the Florida Keys.

Because of potential significant flooding from the tropical disturbance, several South Florida cities are distributing sandbags to their residents on Friday, CBS Miami reported.

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