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The Nation : Heavy Rains Inundate Southern Roads

Torrential rains spawned by the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison flooded roads from Kentucky to Louisiana. More than five inches of rain fell at Bowling Green, Ky., flooding roads in at least four surrounding counties. Up to two inches of rain pelted the Atlanta area during the morning, swamping streets and low-lying areas in DeKalb County, Ga., the National Weather Service said. Rivers, lakes, streams and bayous in waterlogged Louisiana overflowed from the northern border to the Gulf of Mexico as the sixth straight day of pounding rain drove hundreds of people from their homes. Roads in the central and west-central parts of the state were under as much as 3 1/2 feet of water, officials said. Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus declared a state of emergency in two flooded Delta counties.


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