May 28th, 2012
11:35 AM ET

Weakened Beryl still dumping rain on Southeast

A weakened Tropical Depression Beryl was soaking parts of Florida and Georgia on Monday, leaving thousands in the dark and hindering Memorial Day activities.

A tropical storm warning for a large swath of the southeastern Atlantic Coast was canceled as Beryl weakened Monday. However, the National Hurricane Center said tropical storm-force wind gusts remained possible over coastal Florida and Georgia, particularly in rain bands associated with the storm.

As of Monday morning, 3.47 inches of rain had fallen on Keystone Heights, Florida, about 25 miles northeast of Gainesville, according to the National Weather Service. Green Cove Springs, Florida, about 28 miles south of Jacksonville, had gotten 3.35 inches of rain.

Because of Beryl, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown canceled all Memorial Day ceremonies. A Memorial Day event at the Veterans Cemetery in nearby St. Augustine also was canceled, CNN affiliate WTLV reported.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority suspended all bus routes to area beaches.

Twelve flights scheduled to leave Jacksonville were canceled Monday, according to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.

Beryl's powerful winds knocked out power across the region.

Outages in the Jacksonville area were under 20,000 Monday morning, according to Tam Roman with the Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness office, down from about 37,000 overnight.

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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    bubbles and kites!....bubbles and kites!

    May 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pet

    The Holy Bible

    2Petter 3:10

    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    May 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmmâ™›

      itsah tropical depression nottah a cat 5...bubbles and kites are the order of the day...yipee-yahyay!

      May 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lizabeth

    Where is our share of this rain? The weather men were soooooo wrong about rain in the Tampa area. We cancelled our picnic makes me so mad. Where are you 60%?

    May 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |