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The rain gets more intense as the storm approaches land. As in the image on the preceding page, the blue columns indicate areas that were hit by more than a quarter-inch of rain per hour, green indicates more than a half-inch per hour, yellow more than an inch per hour and red more than two inches per hour.
Ophelia (left) has been brewing off the coast of Florida since Sept. 7, 3:30 p.m. EST. Florida has already been hit by six hurricanes in the past 13 months. To the right is Hurricane Nate, which is winding down.