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Josephine Leaves Waterlogged Mess

Wed., Oct. 9, 1996

Tropical Storm Josephine never quite made it to hurricane status, but still managed to leave behind a waterlogged and windswept mess as it raced up the East Coast on Tuesday.

Gale warnings were posted as far north as New England as the storm - large and fast-moving but not as powerful as some had forecast - brought heavy rain and gusty winds across a wide area.

Only one fatality was reported. A 72-year-old woman in southwest Georgia was killed Tuesday morning when her car struck a tree downed by the storm.

The storm forced postponement of Tuesday night’s Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball playoff opener in New York. The storm center was expected to reach southeastern New England by Tuesday night.

The storm’s broad center made landfall at the peak of high tide, just after midnight Monday, bringing flooding and a rash of tornadoes to Florida.

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