Rain-packed Tropical Storm Lee forms off Louisiana

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Lee formed in the waters off Louisiana on Friday, threatening a drenching along much of the Gulf coast over the Labor Day weekend with up to 20 inches of rain in some spots.


    Mississippi's governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties on or near the coast, saying the storm is expected to cause tremendous flooding. A state of emergency frees up resources that can be used to prepare for a storm, and Louisiana's governor declared one Thursday because of the threat of flash flooding. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also declared a state of emergency for the city on Friday.


    Lee could unleash "efficient and torrential topical rains" for the next several days, the National Weather Service said.


    http://news.yahoo.com/rain-packed-tropical-storm-lee-forms-off-louisiana-181729134.html
     
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  3. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    Watcin' this one like a hawk...we will definitely get a lot of rain...it's much needed but too much of anything is never good.
     
  4. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Well, I think the marsh fire is out. :loser:

    Wish we could push some of this westward to you guys who need it. I've seen cats, dogs and pumpernickels today.
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Wow, seems the marsh fire's not out yet.
     
  6. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    About ten inches of rain fell here in NOLA since yesterday. Street flooding and branches down all over the place. Power outages are patchy and not widespread. Luckily, we're getting a little break in the rain now, which is great so the pumps can catch up. Forecast for the next two days, more wind and rain (and time for sleuthing :) ). But the storm is moving a little faster now, so the weather might clear out sooner than expected.

    Anyone else having problems with Lee?
     
  7. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Lee is giving us fits too in East Baton Rouge parish. A lot of sandbagging going on in places that never flood.
    And pretty constant tornado warnings every few minutes.
    I hope everybody stays safe in this mess.
     
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    Prayers for those in the path of this storm. :( Stay safe!
     
  9. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    We've been getting a nice, slow and steady rain for the last couple of hours here in East Texas. We need a couple of weeks just like this. It's wonderful in contrast to the 105+ degree heat we have had for over a month now.
    To all our Louisiana sleuths...stay safe.
     

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