Louisiana Residents Hope Sandbags Will Keep Harvey Water Out

A weakened Tropical Storm Harvey left Louisiana residents bracing for possible tornadoes and hoping water would stay out of their sandbagged homes.

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A weakened Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall in southwest Louisiana early Wednesday, leaving residents bracing for more wind, rain and possible tornadoes and hoping water would stay out of their sandbagged homes. The storm came ashore before dawn just west of Cameron, Louisiana, bringing maximum sustained winds near 45 mph (72 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Harvey had lingered over Texas for days before meandering back into the…

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