Jerry, it's a small world after all!
Since you have spent some time down here, you know what nice little deluges of rain we get here on occasion. Yes, I would check the inner fender well. Before you do that, check the rubber "snorkel" that drains into the engine compartment...make sure it's not clogged up or even stuck together with who-knows-what. Btw, ever eat at Buddy's Pizza?...they used to have some nice old car shows.
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