Posted: Thursday, October 3rd 2002 at 11:24am
Hurricane Lili makes landfall
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA - Hurricane Lili has hit land on Louisiana's south-central coast.
It's lashing low-lying coastal towns with wind and rain as it moves inland.
National Hurricane Center chief Max Mayfield says the storm will be into northwestern Mississippi by tomorrow morning.
Lili had weakened before washing ashore, but it's still packing winds of 100 miles an hour.
The eye of the storm has passed over New Iberia, Louisiana -- about 140 miles west of New Orleans.
Hurricane winds are extending about 60 miles from the center and are predicted to stay strong up to 100 miles inland. The entire area is under a tornado warning.
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