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Topic - Scott Hughes
Heavy rain from former Tropical Storm Lee rolled northeast into Appalachian states Tuesday, spreading the threat of flooding as far as New England after drenching the South, spawning tornadoes, sweeping several people away and knocking out power to thousands.
The tar balls may be tested to find out if they came from oil that spilled last year from BP's Macondo well, said Scott Hughes, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.