"Beryl Cuts Soggy Path Across U.S. Southeast"

"Tropical Storm Beryl cut a soggy path across the U.S. southeast on Monday after swirling ashore in Florida at near hurricane strength."

"The second named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season lashed the East Coast from north Florida to southern parts of North Carolina, and created a risk of flooding inland, even after it was downgraded to a tropical depression late Monday morning.

'The main concern with slow moving Beryl continues to be very heavy rains which are expected to occur from northern Florida to southeastern North Carolina during the next day or two,' the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in an advisory late Monday afternoon.

At 5 p.m. EDT, Beryl's top sustained winds had dropped to 30 miles per hour and its center was 150 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia."

David Beasley reports for Reuters May 29, 2012.

Source: Reuters, 05/29/2012