Forecasters saw Lee has weakened to a tropical depression with top sustained winds of 35 m.p.h. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the weather system is continuing its slow crawl to the east-northeast at 7 m.p.h. It was centered about 55 miles west-northwest of McComb, Mississippi. The downgrade in its status means that all tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued. Forecasters expect the tropical depression to move across Mississippi and Alabama overnight and on Monday.
A business devastated on April 27th is dealing with another setback. Tom's Cabinets in Alberta City has been closed for repairs since the tornado. The work was finished Tuesday. Then, just hours later, the business was consumed by fire. WVUA was on the scene as it happened, and Wednesday, WVUA reporter Lyndsey Price was with the business's owner as he surveyed the damage.
Lyndsey Price, WVUA News
Halliburton has filed a lawsuit in a Texas state court against BP PLC claiming the oil giant provided it with inaccurate information about the deepwater well that blew out and spawned last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the latest of several suits between partners in the well against each other. ...Read more
Georgia beaches may get a last-minute tourism boost from Labor Day weekend travelers who are rerouting their vacation plans to avoid stormy weather forecast along the Gulf of Mexico. Vicky Buck of the Tybee Island Tourism Council said Friday the visitor center at Georgia's largest public beach is getting a few calls from people asking if the island still has rooms available and what the weather is expected to look like over the holiday weekend. ...Read more