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A resident of Shore Acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., has a sign urging motorists to slow down on flooded streets Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Remnants of Tropical Storm Colin continued to dump rain along Florida's gulf coast Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(Bloomberg) – Tropical Storm Colin moved out to sea early Tuesday after knocking out power to thousands, prompting Florida Governor Rick  Scott to declare a state of emergency. The threat of a storm surge flooding shifted to the Atlantic Coast from the Gulf of Mexico.

The system may bring 1 to 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) more rain across eastern North Carolina and central Florida through Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said in a bulletin at about 5 a.m. New York time. A tropical storm warning was dropped for the Gulf Coast and part of the Atlantic Coast while one remained in place from Altamaha Sound, Georgia, to Oregon Inlet in North Carolina.

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