The strange part about all this is that the storm really wasn't all that well formed. So when it hit land most folk in know expected it to weaken further and pretty much fall apart till it made its way, if it made its way, back over water.
Only that's not what Fay did. It became more defined as a tropical storm on its way to hurricane status and actually strengthened. At the time of my writing this it was up to 65 miles per hour while moving very slowly over land.
Here's some news related to the storm - `Boomerang' Fay strengthens over Florida.
Tropical Storm Fay rolled ashore in southwestern Florida on Tuesday without much fanfare, but stubbornly hung around like an unwelcome houseguest, gaining power and threatening — once again — to become a hurricane.
The storm first hit the Florida Keys, veered out to sea and then traversed east across the state on a path that would curve it toward to the Florida-Georgia border. The failure of Fay to weaken meant a whole new swath of the state had to prepare for a worse storm, and meant Florida could wind up getting hit three separate times.