The storm known as Colin is officially no more. Federal weather watchers say the system lost is cohesion and is headed out to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, leaving a trail of floods and minor destruction in the southern United States.

FOX’s Eben Brown reports from Miami:

Colin may have been just a tropical storm, but the few inches of rain dropped on Largo, Florida, has made it a nightmare for homeowners:

(Man) “Our house is underwater. Its flooded, our beds are flooded. The sewer is in the house. They made us evacuate, so we had to swim up here. It’s past your chest down there in the creek.”

Colin moved rapidly across Florida to the Carolina coastline where it is now dissipating. Dennis Feltgen at the National Hurricane Center:

(Feltgen) “Most of the rain has pretty much cleared out. The center of circulation is sitting about 45 miles east of Cape Hatteras, all of the weather is well to the east of that center.”

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News.

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