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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:25 PM
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Lee drenches Gulf Coast, could cause inland floods (more than a foot of rain in New Orleans)
Source: AP-Excite

By JAY REEVES

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) - Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in New Orleans and spun off tornadoes elsewhere Sunday as its center came ashore in a slow crawl north that raised fears of inland flash flooding in the Deep South and beyond.

Areas of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi near the coast reported scattered wind damage and flooding, but evacuations appeared to be in the hundreds rather than the thousands and New Orleans' levees were doing their job just over six years after Hurricane Katrina swamped the city.

National Hurricane Center specialist Robbie Berg said Lee's flash flood threat could be more severe as the rain moves from the flatter Gulf region into the rugged Appalachians.

Closer to the Gulf, the water is "just going to sit there a couple of days," he said. "Up in the Appalachians you get more threat of flash floods - so that's very similar to some of the stuff we saw in Vermont."

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110905/D9PI1IO02.htm...





Belle Fontaine, Alabama, resident Terri Guice surveys her mobile home that was cut in half by a large tree during a tornado caused by Tropical Storm Lee early Sunday morning, Sept. 4, 2011. Guice, her husband and her two children were inside the trailer and not injured when the tree fell through the kitchen of the mobile home. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Mike Kittrell) MAGS OUT, NO SALES
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:28 PM
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1. Clean the marshes.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:38 PM
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2. hope she had insurance
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:07 AM
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8. I;m pretty sure if you;re living in a trailer you don't have insurance. n/t
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:54 PM
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3. A drenched Southern Decadence in the French Quarter this year.....
Wonder if anyone noticed! I'd love to be there, torrents of rain and all.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:40 PM
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4. Please, can we have some?
Signed, Texas.
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southmost Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:05 PM
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5. wouldn't it be great
if we could invest in the infrastructure to route floodwaters to drought stricken areas

instead of pipelines of poisonous oil
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:06 AM
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7. pipeline
yes, I keep thinking that. Libya was doing that to take water from the coast into the desert, although God knows what will happen with that now.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:02 AM
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6. kr
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