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Storm Lee strengthens as it inches toward Louisiana | AFP

Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore
rigs ahead of the arrival of Lee (AFP/NASA/NOAA GOES Project)
Tropical Storm Lee strengthened on Saturday as it inched toward Louisiana, threatening to dump heavy rains and trigger dangerous flash floods along the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States.

The slow-moving storm could bring the same kind of flooding that residents in the northeast are still grappling with after Hurricane Irene tore up the east coast last weekend, officials warned...

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