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Mississippi River floodgate to open at 3 p.m. CDT

MORGANZA, La. — Engineers made final preparations Saturday afternoon to slowly open a 10-ton, steel emergency floodgate for the first time in nearly four decades, purposefully inundating farmlands and homes in Louisiana's Cajun... Full story


Lee lashes Gulf coast, flood threat expands inland

NEW ORLEANS, La — The center of Tropical Storm Lee made landfall Sunday on the Louisiana coast, bringing up to a foot of rain, spinoff tornadoes and fears of inland flash flooding to the Deep South and beyond. The vast, soggy...


Tropical Storm Lee resumes slow march northward

JEAN LAFITTE, La. — Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water...


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