After the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina six years ago, New Orleans has managed to weather Tropical Storm Lee. So far, the city has had over 30 centimetres of rainfall since the storm began last week. Nonetheless, flood defences are bearing up, helping to prevent the huge loss of life and costly destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Winds of over 70 kilometres per hour have been battering southern parts of the United States in Alabama, Mississipi and Louisiana, where the southeast of the state is expecting more than 50 centimetres of rainfall.
Meanwhile, President Obama has visited New Jersey to reassure residents that party politics should not get in the way of aid. His trip comes after Hurricane Irene last week caused massive flooding in the area, sweeping away homes and leaving thousands of people without electricity.