"US Gulf Braces for Rain From Tropical Depression"

"NEW ORLEANS -- A slow-moving tropical depression was slogging toward the U.S. Gulf coast Friday, packing walloping rains that could drench the region with up to 20 inches (50 centimeters). In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he was concerned about the serious threat of flash flooding in his state and he declared a state of emergency Thursday. After devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, nothing is being taken for granted."

Janet McConnaughey reports for the Associated Press September 2, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Houston Likely To Stay on  Drier Side of Storm" (Houston Chronicle)

"Florida, Texas Keep Eye on Storm System in Gulf" (USA TODAY)

"Oil Companies Evacuate Gulf Workers Under Storm Threat" (VOA)

"Jindal Urges Louisiana to Get Game Plan For Weather System In Gulf " (Bayou Buzz)

Source: AP, 09/02/2011