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Storm Floods Hundreds of Homes in Louisiana

June 29, 1989|From Associated Press

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.

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