August 31, 2015 6:47 AM EDT

Flood warnings were in effect for most of Florida early Monday as the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika was expected to bring at least five inches of rain.

The National Weather Service warned people in flood-prone areas to “take action to protect [their] property” after moisture was drawn northward following the storm that killed 20 people in the Caribbean last week.

There could be “significant flooding of streets” and rip currents causing dangerous boating conditions off the coast, the NWS said. Flash flooding and gusty winds were also possible, forecasters warned…

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