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After Texas, Tropical Storm Harvey arrives in Louisiana

Staff Writer |
After devastating parts of southeast Texas, Tropical Storm Harvey arrived in Louisiana Wednesday and is expected to cause additional life-threatening conditions there.

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The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 a.m. update that Harvey made landfall near Cameron, La., overnight with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm, which is expected to weaken to a depression Wednesday night, is moving north-northeast at 7 mph.

The storm hit Texas Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and has slowly moved in a northeast direction since. It's expected to move across the Lower Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley through Thursday.

Forecasters say Harvey will produce 3-6 inches of rain from southwestern Louisiana and the southeastern edge of its border with Texas, with isolated amounts of rainfall up to 10 inches. Western Kentucky will see similar rainfall amounts.

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