Image: This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Fay about 35 miles southeast of Daytona Beach Florida. Very heavy rains are continuing along the east coast of central Florida.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay hung offshore Thursday and poured more rain on Florida's central Atlantic coast after flooding hundreds of homes, trapping residents and leaving much of Florida a soggy mess.
Alligators, snakes and other wildlife were spotted in some flooded neighborhoods after high water drove the animals from their normal lairs.
Forecasters expected the storm to continue a zigzag course by hitting the state for a third time in a week, along with Georgia, but didn't think it would strengthen to a hurricane over the Atlantic.