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Nicholas Lingers in Louisiana, Dumps Rain as Far as Florida

A carport hangs from power-lines after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 14.

A carport hangs from power-lines after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 14.

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New Orleans (AP) -- Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida.

Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in parts of south Alabama and northwest Florida. And the National Weather Service said heavy rains were likely to last until Nicholas dissipates over Louisiana some time Friday. In Louisiana, the rainfall complicated an already difficult recovery at homes ripped open by Ida on Aug. 29. Thousands remain without power in Texas and Louisiana.