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Flash floods threaten U.S. Southern states deluged by Hurricane Ida

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By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – U.S. Southern states still grappling with widespread power outages and water-logged homes after deadly Hurricane Ida faced new flash flood threats on Monday from slow-moving rain and drenching thunderstorms. Storms capable of producing two to three inches (5-8 cm) of rain “in a pretty short period of time” were saturating New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, and were expected to continue into the evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist Lara Pagano. The states are struggling to recover after more than a week since Ida, one of the…

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