Tropical Storm Andrea, the first storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, hit Florida on Thursday, causing torrential rains and flooding throughout the state. According to NBC, the storm brought 65 mph winds to the Cedar Key, Fla., area.
According to the report, six possible tornadoes touched down in Florida on Thursday, injuring one 88-year-old Loxahatchee resident after she was ripped from her bed. The unidentified woman’s son, Tim Kepler, said both he and his mother are now suffering from broken legs, telling reporters his mother required surgery following the storm. Kepler confirmed that both are expected to recover.
The storm is forecast to hit the east coast on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as the NOAA, reported that Andrea is “losing tropical characteristics,” as of early Friday morning. The east coast region is expected to experience winds of up to 45 mph and two to four inches of rain through Saturday.