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Storm Does Some Damage in Southern Louisiana,...

Posted July 18, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Residents of southern Louisiana are emerging from their homes and inspecting the damage from Hurricane ''Danny.''

And some are surprised at how powerful a punch they received.

A woman in Venice, Lousiana says, ''We just never knew it was going to be this bad.'' Her own house trailer survived -- but two others down the road were burst open by the 75-mile-an-hour wind.

The storm left water five feet deep in some areas.

It then headed toward coastal Mississippi and Alabama, becoming almost stationary off the Mississippi coast in the afternoon.

It could become stronger before moving ashore somewhere around Mobile, Alabama early tomorrow.

Along coastal Mississippi, which is somewhat protected by barrier islands, the major threat is flooding -- with rainfall of more than ten inches possible.

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