MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Fay have triggered new flooding along Florida's northern Atlantic coast. Police and National Guard troops are evacuating people from flooded areas in Merritt Island, where lakes are overflowing into houses.
People are also being evacuated from a mobile home community in Melbourne. Nearly 25 inches of rain have already fallen in the area. Fay could dump 30 inches in some parts of Florida. The water has been driving many alligators, snakes and other animals from their lairs.