Originally published on Fri September 2, 2011 4:00 pm
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed the tropical low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.
A slow-moving depression strengthened into a tropical storm as it slogged toward the Gulf Coast on Friday, packing walloping rains that could drench the region with up to 20 inches.
Tropical Storm Lee, the 12th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was moving northwest at just 2 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm's center is expected to approach the Louisiana coast over the weekend.
Credit West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
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A strong earthquake (preliminary magnitude of 7.1 later revised to 6.8) has been detected in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, about 1,000 miles west southwest of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
An Arkansas homeowner recently caught a pair of burglars. Stephen Lynn wasn't home at the time, he was flying overhead in a friend's plane. The Jonesboro Sun says Lynn was taking photos of his house when he spotted the criminals. He called the police and gave them turn-by-turn directions.