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WWNO News Reports
Sat September 3, 2011
Tropical Storm Lee Triggers Power Outages
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, LA – The slow-moving tropical storm is creeping toward the south Louisiana coast, but rain bands are drenching several states at once. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting heavy rains for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. New Orleans has some street flooding that's dampening Labor Day Weekend tourism events. Officials say about 200-thousand visitors are in the city, many staying put in the French Quarter. A tropical storm warning is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to the Texas coast. A storm watch extends into the Florida panhandle. The storm has dumped 7 inches of rain in parts of Louisiana, with as much as 20 inches forecast for some areas.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.