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Tropical Storm Lee soaks New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Lee was drenching New Orleans on Sunday as the Southern city, inundated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, faced a test of its flood defenses from the slow-moving system. Jeannie Breuer and her husband George walk by the Mississippi River as Tropical Storm Lee slowly makes landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana September 3, 2011. (REUTERS/Dan Anderson) Rainfall topped 12 inches (30 cm) in parts of the New Orleans metropolitan area. The storm was inching toward the marshy Louisiana coast and was forecast to dump up to 20 inches (51 cm) of rain to southeast Louisiana over the…