The tropical storm Cindy threatens millions in the U.S.


Rainfall will be the primary concern with this tropical system, from southeastern Louisiana through southern Mississippi into southern Alabama and the western Florida, local amounts of up to 12 to 15 inches of rain being possible. Heavy rain and possible flooding from the South to as far north as the Ohio Valley were predicted even for inland areas. It is also a large system with tropical-storm-force winds. Tornadoes are also possible, especially in parts of Louisiana and western Mississippi.

Storm Cindy in Alabama

Moisture from Cindy will eventually contribute to heavy rainfall in the lower Mississippi Valley, Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley. A storm surge of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is possible along the Gulf Coast from southeastern Texas to the western Florida Panhandle, permitting coastal flooding. Life threatening flash flooding are also possible. The highest rainfall amount so far is 8.50 inches in Wiggins, Mississippi. Gulfport-Biloxi Airport in Mississippi picked up 7.98 inches of rain in the 36 hours ending 7 p.m. CDT Wednesday. Louisiana, experienced flash flooding Wednesday evening. Damage from  tornadoes occurred Wednesday morning in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, near Biloxi, Mississippi and north of Onycha, Alabama. One death was reported in Alabama, where a boy on a beach was struck and killed. The White House said President Trump was briefed on the storm Wednesday. In some states including Alabama and Louisiana state of emergency was declared.


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