LA bears Matthew's brunt

By Monday afternoon, it appeared that Louisiana bore the brunt of Tropical Storm Matthew, the 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 11, 2004


By Monday afternoon, it appeared that Louisiana bore the brunt of Tropical Storm Matthew, the 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Matthew moved northward out of Louisiana by Monday but the National Weather Service continued a coastal flood warning, and tides could be 2-4 feet higher than normal. The storm dropped up to 12 inches of rain in southeastern Louisiana during the weekend.

In LaPlace, some 30,000 people lost water service when a tidal surge broke the water main but repairs were largely finished Monday morning.

There were some evacuations in Slidell, on Lake Pontchartrain. A levee was breached in Terrebonne Parish, flooding about a dozen homes. Localized street flooding was also reported throughout the state.

Meanwhile subtropical storm Nicole, the 14th named storm for the 2004 hurricane season, caused little damage in Bermuda as it headed north. The coast of Maine could feel the outer effects of Nicole by Wednesday.


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