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Smoke from north, west bedevils Treasure Coast

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Andrea might have been more than 200 miles away, but signs of the first named storm of the year were hard to miss Wednesday on the Treasure Coast.
The subtropical storm continued to stir up large waves at local beaches and helped carry smoke into the area from fires near Naples and as far north as Georgia.

A smoky haze lingered over Martin and St. Lucie counties much of the day, prompting some drivers to turn on their headlights and make a steady stream of phone calls to 911.
"We're getting numerous calls. It's been pretty constant all day," said Rick Raymer, Martin Emergency Operations Center dispatch supervisor.

Meanwhile, Kelly said of Subtropical Storm Andrea, "Unfortunately, this is producing a lot of winds but not a lot of rain." As of late Wednesday, it had sustained winds of about 45 mph and was centered northeast of Daytona Beach.

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