Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama


Tropical Storm Cindy has come ashore in the gulf, bringing high winds and heavy rain and weakening to tropical depression Cindy.

Cindy made landfall in Louisiana with wind speeds of up to 40 miles an hour on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm CIndy made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline but any significant rainfall is expected to stay well to the east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Tropical Storm Cindy - Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states thanks to Tropical Storm Cindy.

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As of the 10 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the center of circulation was located 165 miles northwest of Morgan City. There are ongoing concerns about flash floods and the risk of tornadoes continues as the storm weakens and moves inland.

A 10-year-old boy died in Alabama [Wednesday, June 21] after suffering an injury related to Tropical Storm Cindy, according to police.

Storm Team 4 says clouds are expected to increase Thursday night, perhaps accompanied by a brief rumble of thunder, ahead of a muggy day Friday.

The National Hurricane Center also warned of the possibility of a few tornadoes Thursday "from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast". Up to eight inches of rainfall was expected in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida through Friday morning. Parts of the state saw severe flooding Wednesday when water rose to 3 feet high in some neighborhoods, covering some mailboxes, CNN affiliate WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported.

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Flooding from Cindy has closed beaches and roads in Florida, while flash floods closed several roads in Alabama, where a state of emergency was declared by Gov. Kay Ivey.

Tornadoes, high surf and strong rip currents are predicted as the storm spreads north and east, resulting in heavy rain and potential flooding as far north as Ohio Valley. A helicopter crew lowered a pump to the ship, which the trawler crew used to keep the boat from sinking, the Coast Guard said.

"You will see the rain and threats move out of the area", he said.

A flood warning was also issued Wednesday for the portion of the White River at Clarendon in Monroe County.

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