Tropical Storm Lee forms in the Gulf off La.; Miss. declares state of emergency near coast

NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Lee has strengthened as it begins dumping rain in southern Louisiana and pelting the northern Gulf coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say that Lee’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 60 miles per hour (95 kph) Saturday morning. The storm’s center is located about 45 miles southwest of New Iberia and was moving north-northwest at 7 mph (11 kph). Read full article >>

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