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Last Updated: Tuesday August 19 2008 13:30 GMT

In pictures: Tropical storm Fay heads towards Florida

People in Florida in America are preparing for a big storm as tropical storm Fay blows in from Cuba.

People in Florida, on the east coast of America, are preparing for some really bad weather as tropical storm Fay blows in from Cuba.

Tropical Storm Fay is expected to near hurricane strength, when it reaches the Florida Keys. These friends are saying goodbye as the last flight leaves Florida.

It's gaining strength and could become as strong as a hurricane when it reaches the Florida Keys. These friends are saying goodbye as the last flight leaves Florida.

Fay has blown in from nearby Cuba. Here, people stand next to the sea as strong gusts of winds create big waves in the capital Havana. The storm is now heading for Florida.

Fay is blowing into Florida from nearby Cuba where people have been standing next to the sea as strong gusts of winds create big waves in the capital, Havana.

This man's boogie board looks like its about to blow away in the wind.

Back in Florida, this man's boogie board looks like its about to blow away as the winds get stronger and stronger.

These people are battling the strong wind as Fay approaches the Florida Keys.

And these people are battling the grotty weather as the storm gets closer and closer.