The expansive, stalled Tropical Storm Debby lashed Florida on Sunday, spawning apparent tornadoes in the central part of the state that killed one woman, a county spokeswoman said.
A production platform has exploded 80 miles off the central coast of Louisiana, with 13 people overboard, including one injured, the Coast Guard said Thursday morning.
The odds of a weather system in the northern Gulf of Mexico becoming a tropical depression or storm improved Monday evening, but the storm's proximity to shore gives it little time to develop, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday.
Five people were killed when their boat struck a barge in southern Louisiana, the Terrebonne Parish sheriff said Thursday.
CNN's Lisa Goddard in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Posted: 6:35 p.m. ET