The latest is that the flooding is fairly widespread, with 14 inches of rain recorded in places (and still falling in some areas). It is really widespread, although the power outages are now 'only' at 50,000 this morning. Up to SIX states are now affected as the heavy rain moves further inland into central Louisiana and Mississippi. New Orleans was spared a direct hit and any further damage to the city, though. Evacuations of flooded areas are ongoing, and the effects of this storm will continue for at least a week, if not multiple weeks. Some of these areas are so low-lying that it doesn't take a lot to flood them, and the amount of rain falling - and swelling the already-overful rivers - is immense.

Here in Orlando we have enjoyed a completely rain-free weekend - largely thanks to the storm further over in the Gulf - but should get back to the usual pattern of afternoon thunderstorms (with a "30-50% chance") this week, with temps edging back up into the low to mid-90sF. At 10 this morning we are already at 85F/29C, with the Heat Index taking the 'real feel' to 93/34. That's Florida in July, folks...