BATON ROUGE, La. — The remnants of Tropical Storm Allison flooded hundreds of homes Wednesday in southern Louisiana and whipped up tornado-force winds that injured five people in Mississippi.
Almost 10 inches of rain fell in the Baton Rouge area and 3 to 6 inches more were expected.
Allison came ashore Monday in Texas and was blamed for four deaths in that state. More than a foot of rain fell in some spots, and authorities estimated that damage could total $1 billion in the Houston area alone.
Louisiana and Mississippi continued to take a pounding from the storm as Texas began drying out.