September 07, 2004
Frances Crosses Florida Panhandle; RMS Loss Estimate $3 to $6 Billion
A greatly diminished tropical depression Frances came ashore in the Florida Panhandle early Monday night. With winds down to around 35 mph (56 km/hr), Frances posed more of a threat from heavy rainfall, surging tides and possible tornadoes than anything else.
The storm continues to move inland over eastern Alabama and Southern Georgia where it has dropped torrential rains and continues to cause some damage. It's expected to weaken further as it moves north.
Posted by Tom Troceen