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Scoop Links: Hurricane Lili’s Landfall

Once-Mighty Hurricane Lili Fades to Tropical Storm

NEW IBERIA, La. (Reuters) - Once-mighty Hurricane Lili weakened into a tropical storm after blowing into Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and cutting a swath of destruction through the heart of Cajun country.
The storm, earlier in the day a ferocious Category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds, lost its punch before making landfall and faded as it moved inland, but not before putting a dent in the nation's energy supplies.


Less-Powerful Lili Slams La. Coast

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 3 – Hurricane Lili blasted the Louisiana coast today, far less powerful than forecasters had feared but still packing dangerous 100 mile per hour winds and heavy rain.

More than 100,000 Louisiana residents were without electricity, huge trees were downed, windows blown out and roofing ripped off all over the southern portion of the state. But Lili could have been much worse.


Hurricane Moves Inland From Low-Lying Louisiana Coast

ABBEVILLE, La., Oct. 3 — Hurricane Lili slammed ashore in Louisiana today brandishing 100-mile-per-hour winds that ripped trees straight out of the ground, tore apart mobile homes and caused power failures that officials feared could last up to a week.

It could have been worse, for the storm greatly weakened overnight, from a rare Category 4 hurricane to a Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. By 5 p.m. Eastern time, Lili had been downgraded to a tropical storm, bearing steady winds of no more than 50 m.p.h. The storm's center was reported near Alexandria, La., and moving north at 18 m.p.h., though gale force winds extended up to 60 miles to the north and east.


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