Tropical Storm Debby is moving slowly to the Florida coast on Sunday, June 24.
This brings strong winds and waves that forced the closure of about a quarter of offshore oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.
Several Alabama beaches were closed due to rough surf.
According to an emergency management official, earlier on Sunday, it caused tornadoes that killed a woman, severely injured a child and wrecked homes in central Florida in rural Highlands County.
The National Hurricane Center maintained a storm warning for the Mississippi-Alabama border, extended warnings for Florida’s northwest coast to Englewood, and discontinued warnings for the Louisiana coast.
Residents were warned to expect storm conditions within 36 hours.
Tropical Storm Nicole caused flooding and mudslides across Jamaica on Wednesday, leaving two confirmed dead and at least 12 more missing.
The outer bands of the storm hammered Jamaica, toppling bridges and knocking out power to thousands.
Many streets were filled with gushing brown torrents of water.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding to urge people to stay indoors.
Many Jamaicans were taken by surprise by the ferocity of the rain early Wednesday and the extent of the damage; for it happened when the tropical system was classified as a depression.
Police in Westmoreland parish’s capital of Savanna-la-Mar said the community was hit by a waterspout overnight that ripped the roofs off a couple of buildings and sent four people to a local hospital with scrapes.