Tropical Storm Lee may drop 20 inches of rain over parts of Louisiana

September 2, 2011NEW 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. In the French Quarter, some tourists were caught off guard by the storm as it rained off and on. Kyla Holley of Madison, Wis. and her husband, Rob, were in for the Labor Day weekend holiday. –AP Wire
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6 Responses to Tropical Storm Lee may drop 20 inches of rain over parts of Louisiana

  1. c./o Luisport

    mpoppel Michael van Poppel
    por BreakingNews
    BREAKING — BNO News: MIssissippi Governor Barbour declares state of emergency as Tropical Depression 13 approaches
    há 18 minutos » BreakingNews Breaking News
    NHC: Depression strengthens into Tropical Storm Lee south of the La. coast; Heavy rainbands continue to spread http://1.usa.gov/niONeA
    há 5 minutos

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  2. I’ve been watching the progression of Tropical Depression 13, now tropical storm Lee. This can’t been good for New Orleans, but I imagine that there are people in Texas who would welcome this storm. And, of course, still watching Katia.

    Be blessed and Maranatha

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  3. c/o Luisport

    TROPICAL STORM LEE LOCAL STATEMENT…RESENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
    644 AM CDT SUN SEP 4 2011

    …TORNADO THREAT WILL SPREAD INLAND THROUGH THE DAY…

    .NEW INFORMATION…
    TORNADO WATCH EXTENDED IN TIME AND EXPANDED NORTH.

    UPDATED POSITION AND MAX WINDS INFORMATION.

    .AREAS AFFECTED…
    THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
    RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
    LOCATIONS OF INLAND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…
    THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO
    PASCAGOULA OUT 60 NM.

    .WATCHES/WARNINGS…
    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…
    MOBILE…BALDWIN…ESCAMBIA…SANTA ROSA…OKALOOSA…STONE AND
    GEORGE COUNTIES.

    FOR MARINE INTERESTS…A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR
    ALL OF GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60 NM INCLUDING
    MOBILE BAY.

    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF INLAND SOUTHEAST
    MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE.
    PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT
    FOR YOUR AREA.

    A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF INLAND SOUTHEAST
    MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH ALABAMA…THE WESTERN FLORIDA
    PANHANDLE AND GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60 NM.
    PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY TORNADO WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN
    EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA.

    .STORM INFORMATION…
    AT 6 AM CDT…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LEE WAS LOCATED NEAR
    LATITUDE 29.6N…LONGITUDE 92.5W. THIS WAS ABOUT 270 MILES
    WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MOBILE AL. STORM MOTION WAS N OR 360 DEGREES AT
    2 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 45 MPH.

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  4. c/o Luisport

    …LEE DRIFTING NORTHEASTWARD OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL LOUISIANA…

    SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
    ———————————————–
    LOCATION…29.9N 91.9W
    ABOUT 45 MI…70 KM W OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    ABOUT 30 MI…45 KM SSE OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 3 MPH…6 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…986 MB…29.12 INCHES

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  5. c/o Luisport

    Tropical Storm Lee to blame for 1 death on Galveston Beach

    Read more: http://www.kfdm.com/articles/galveston-44591-offshore-beach.html#ixzz1WymabAR7

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