September 5, 2011
High water prevents most vehicles from entering and exiting the Venetian Isles on Highway 90 in Orleans Parish, La. after rain from Tropical Storm Lee, on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. 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, Matthew Hinton) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT;
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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.