Readers: You’ve heard many times not to pooh-pooh a hurricane’s scrawny sister, the tropical storm. If you were in Palm Beach County or the Treasure Coast five years ago this week, you learned the hard way.
While not as devastating as its 2004 to 2005 predecessors, hurricanes Frances, Jeanne and Wilma, 2008’s Fay brought the two surprises carried by many a tropical storm: heavy rains and tornadoes.
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