Tropical Storm Lee

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Zookeepers Shoot Bison Trapped in Floodwaters

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee continue to pound Northeast

(Newser) - As the floodwaters rose in Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark ZooAmerica, zookeepers made a tough—and controversial—choice: Rather than let two American bison drown while trapped in their pen, zookeepers shot both. Though other zoo animals were evacuated, officials say no one anticipated how quickly the floodwaters would rise, and that... More »

Flooding Forces 100K to Evacuate Pa., Drenches NY

Tropical Storm Lee fallout has already killed 3

(Newser) - Pennsylvania officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for the more than 100,000 people living along the Susquehanna River, one of several East Coast rivers flooding over thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the AP reports. The river is expected to crest at 41 feet by 8pm.... More »

Tropical Storms Nate, Maria Form

Nate expected to hit Mexico, while Maria churns in Caribbean

(Newser) - Irene, Katia, and Lee all made not-so-nice headlines, and unfortunately there’s more where they came from: Tropical Storms Nate and Maria are currently taking shape in the Caribbean and Atlantic. Nate, formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, is expected to drop anywhere from 2 to 8 inches of... More »

Tropical Storm Lee Plows Into La.

Flash flooding expected from drenching storm

(Newser) - As Katia regained hurricane status, the center of Tropical Storm Lee stretched across the central Gulf Coast early today, dumping torrential rains that threatened flooding in low-lying communities in a foreshadowing of what cities further inland could face in coming days. Lee's center crawled ashore in Louisiana before... More »

32K Lose Power in Tropical Storm Lee

Rain totals along coast could reach 10 to 15 inches

(Newser) - Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in south Louisiana and Mississippi today and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water lapped at several front doors. The sluggish storm stalled just before making landfall, and threatened to... More »

Lee Becomes Tropical Storm as Gulf Coast Braces

Mississippi joins Louisiana in declaring an emergency in some areas

(Newser) - Lee has intensified as expected into a tropical storm and is expected to drench Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend. Both states have declared states of emergency near the coast, with Lee expected to make landfall in the next 48 hours with 65mph winds, reports CNN . The real hazard is... More »

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