September 5, 2011
A boy paddles a pirogue from a house off of LA Hwy. 45 in the town of Jean Lafitte, La. near New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 after Tropical Storm Lee flooded the area. The vast, soggy storm system spent hours during the weekend hovering in the northernmost Gulf of Mexico. Its slow crawl to the north gave more time for its drenching rain bands to pelt a wide swath of vulnerable coastline, raising the flood threat. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Susan Poag)
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While Lee's winds have lost some of their punch, forecasters warn that its slow-moving rain clouds pose a worse flooding threat to inland areas with hills or mountains in the coming days.