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July 9, 1996 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After battering St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a strengthening Hurricane Bertha rolled along just off the north coast of Puerto Rico Monday afternoon, lashing the capital city of San Juan with punishing winds, rain and seas of 6 feet or more before moving on toward the Bahamas. A Venezuelan ship carrying 42 people was reported in trouble and drifting off the Puerto Rican coast in sustained winds of 85 mph, the Coast Guard said. One surfer drowned in the U.S.
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July 9, 1996 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After battering St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a strengthening Hurricane Bertha rolled along just off the north coast of Puerto Rico Monday afternoon, lashing the capital city of San Juan with punishing winds, rain and seas of 6 feet or more before moving on toward the Bahamas. A Venezuelan ship carrying 42 people was reported in trouble and drifting off the Puerto Rican coast in sustained winds of 85 mph, the Coast Guard said. One surfer drowned in the U.S.
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