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Florida Left Sopping in Jerry's Wake

August 26, 1995|Associated Press

MIAMI — The rainy remains of Tropical Storm Jerry plowed north Friday into Georgia, leaving behind streams for streets in Florida and residents fearing that storms behind it could flood them again.

Skies in Jerry's wake should clear, at least for the weekend. That would offer some respite to Naples, which got more than 16 inches of rain, and the Gulf Coast island of Sanibel, which got 15 inches.

"People were having fun riding Jet Skis on Periwinkle Way," Sanibel's main thoroughfare, said Chip Hoffman, a concessionaire.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Iris threatened Martinique and other Caribbean islands with 60-m.p.h. winds. Hurricane Humberto carried 105-m.p.h. winds but looked to be less of a threat after shifting north deep in the Atlantic.

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