Lee looking for New Orleans

Katrina may have left a stone or two unturned but Lee has decided to make sure that didn’t happen as she barrels toward New Orleans and the Gulf coast

Lee has intensified as expected into a tropical storm and is expected to drench New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend. Both states have declared states of emergency near the coast, with Lee expected to make landfall in the next 48 hours with 65mph winds, reports CNN. The real hazard is expected to be the accompanying rain, however, with some areas expecting up to 20 inches.

“What we do know is there’s high wind, there is a lot of rain and it’s going slow,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “That’s not a good prescription for the city of New Orleans should it come this way.” The city is expecting about 10 inches of rain over the next few days.

No doubt the southern states need the rain but Lee is expected to dump over 12 inches in just a matter of hours on the beleaguered city of New Orleans.

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One Response to Lee looking for New Orleans

  1. carthage901 Reply

    September 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I suspect this to be more a rain event than a wind event. In some cases that can be just as bad if not worse.

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