Remnants of Tropical Storm to Cause More Flooding in US

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:46 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia. It also caused widespread power outages and flooded roads throughout the south.

Tropical Storm Lee made landfall near the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, flooding streets and recalling the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina six years ago. Lee dumped more than 30 centimeters of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi.

Lee was later downgraded to a tropical depression.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia is swirling in the open Atlantic Ocean and heading northwest. The National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin that Katia is a category three storm on the five-point scale of hurricane intensity. The storm has winds of 205 kilometers per hour. Forecasters say the biggest threat is life-threatening rip currents along the U.S. east coast and Bermuda in the next few days.

No coastal watches or warnings are currently in effect.

September is considered the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, which has already seen 12 named storms. The hurricane season began June 1 and ends November 30.