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Weekly wrap-up: 4 people drown off Florida coast in rough surf; Downpours inundate London

Tropical Storm Colin brought heavy rainfall to Florida and other parts of the southeast United States early this week.

The storm landfall near Deckle Beach in Taylor County, Florida, late on Monday night. As it moved along the Atlantic coast, the system was no longer considered tropical by 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

Colin delivered up to 10 inches of rain in under 12 hours in parts of the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday in preparation for the storm. Scott also activated the state's national guard, with more than 6,000 guardsmen ready for deployment.

In Bradenton Beach, Florida, a man and his elderly mother had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after their houseboat started to sink during the storm, according to WFLA in Tampa.

Colin also became the earliest "C" storm since reliable hurricane records started being kept in the 1950s.

Four people drowned in rough surf along Florida beaches, the Associated Press reported.

Two men from Texas drowned off of Miramar Beach. The body of one of the victims, a 35-year-old who was originally declared missing Tuesday night, was found Thursday afternoon, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

A 36-year-old Georgia man got caught in rip currents near Okaloosa Island and was pronounced dead shortly after being pulled from the water unconscious Tuesday evening, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said.

A 52-year-old woman from Ohio was the other victim. She was found in the water off of Shell Island, near Panama City Beach Tuesday afternoon, the AP said.

The first tropical depression of the East Pacific hurricane season developed south of Mexico on Monday. When the system never formed into a tropical storm, it did bring heavy rain along the southern coast of Mexico, including several inches in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Torrential downpours over a 30- to- 40-minute period led to flash flooding in south London on Tuesday.

"A line of storms developed south of London and moved north, dropping heavy rain over the city," AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

Bad weather forced the cancellation of the final day of the Rock am Ring music festival in Germany on Saturday, June 4. According to the BBC, at least 80 people were hurt by lightning.

Several AccuWeather meteorologists and staff writers contributed content to this article.


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