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Tropical Storm Lee hits Louisiana on US Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Lee has made landfall in Louisiana, hurling rain at a part of the US Gulf coast still haunted by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina flood disaster.

The storm came ashore 50 miles (80km) south-west of Lafayette, packing sustained winds of 45mph (75km/h), the National Hurricane Center said.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 04 Sep 2011