The Journey of Tropical Storm Lee

Tropical Storm Lee meandered towards and made landfall on the Gulf Coast this weekend, dumping rain and flexing its muscles with strong winds as it moved into Southern Louisiana, threatening portions of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida with flooding, wind damage, and spin-off tornadoes.


  1. "Possible tornado [spin-off from tropical storm] destroys Innerarity Point home" -

  2. Much of Fort Pickens Road [in Florida] was covered over with sand due to the tropical storm." -
  3. New Orleans reportedly holding up under Tropical Storm Lee | Reuters
  4. "Visible image of Tropical Storm Lee was taken from the GOES-13 satellite on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 9:32 a.m. EDT."

  5. "Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in New Orleans and spun off tornadoes elsewhere Sunday as its centre came ashore in a slow crawl north that raised fears of inland flash flooding in the Deep South and beyond."

    "No deaths had been directly attributed to Tropical Storm Lee, though a body boarder in Galveston, Texas, drowned after being pulled out to sea in heavy surf churned up by Lee. A man in Mississippi suffered non-life-threatening injuries when authorities said he was struck by lightning that travelled through a phone line."

    "Forecasters said Lee was expected to maintain tropical storm strength, with maximum sustained winds of at least 39 mph, through Monday as it pushes across Mississippi." 

    - Jay Reeves, The Associated Press  Sep 04, 2011 22:29:00 PM