Debby Looming, La. Declares Emergency
Flooding likely in low-lying coastal areas as storm moves in
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2012 1:13 PM CDT
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, June 23, 2012, shows Tropical Storm Debby in the Gulf of Mexico.   (AP Photo/NOAA)
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(Newser) – With Tropical Storm Debby bearing down on Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal was taking no chances with his state today, declaring a state of emergency in the low-lying coastal areas the storm threatened to flood. Debby had already unloaded significant amounts of rain on Florida today, and was forecast to increase to hurricane strength by the time she makes landfall in Louisiana—though the location and timing of that landfall were unclear, notes the AP. The storm was moving slowly northeast at about 6mph.

 

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