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Tropical storm floods south

About 250,000 people were without power, and streets were flooded in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall with 70-mph winds.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | July 6, 2005

About 250,000 people were without power, and streets were flooded in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall with 70-mph winds.

Cindy nearly reached hurricane status - that is, 74-mph winds - before coming ashore.

Throughout coastal communities - including New Orleans - residents and business owners piled doorways with sandbags to ward off flooding.

Some roof damage was reported in parts of coastal Louisiana, as well as in Grand Isle, Louis., and some flood damage was reported in Mississippi's coastal Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.

A few Louisiana parishes called for voluntary evacuation of some residents, but few people left their homes in that state. About 30 people in Mississippi stayed in shelters overnight, according to emergency management reports.

Long-term power outages were not likely, according to various emergency management reports, which said most power would be restored in the next couple days.

Flood watches were issued throughout southeastern Louisiana where up to 10 inches of rain could fall. Cindy, a tropical depression by Wednesday afternoon, was expected to continue weakening.


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