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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in SW Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in SW Louisianaā€¯

The most torrential rain would likely be to the east of the center of the storm, because these areas will see a prolonged period of onshore flow, Guy said. Ford says lifeguards and deputies were fed up as tourists entered the water in spite of the warnings.

Shortly after dawn, some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape.

Stefkovich said after the system moves north out of Alabama, another front is expected to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms, including more heavy rain.

Cindy crossed the coast between Cameron, La., and Port Arthur, Texas.at about 4 a.m. The Coast Guard lowered a dewatering pump to help pump out the boat and then escorted it safely back to Freeport, TX.

A flash flood watch was issued through Friday afternoon for the southern and eastern half of the state.

Hillman said the Almyra area had not received significant rainfall in more than a week, and that a nearby farmer on Thursday was running his irrigation system even though rain was on the horizon.

A ten-year-old boy died after a freak wave caused a log to smash into his head as Tropical Storm Cindy closed in on the Louisiana-Texas border.

As of the 10 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the center of circulation was located 165 miles northwest of Morgan City. "These amoeba-like masses contain all of the colonies' members - worker ants, brood (eggs, larvae, pupae), winged reproductive males and females, and queen ants".

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning in portions of Texas and southwestern Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said.

Heavy rain and the risk of flooding directly associated with the storm are forecast to extend well inland over the South into this weekend.

"The storm is expected to move up into Louisiana Thursday where it will be absorbed by an approaching cold front moving in from the Plains", Guy said. A man shields himself from the rain while riding his bicycle on the intersection of St. Emmanuel and Leeland streets Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Houston as Tropical Storm Cindy hit Southeast Texas and th.

Sheriff's deputies have responded to almost 40 rescue calls of people swimming in the gulf as the tropical storm brought heavy rain, high winds, and even water spouts to the Florida panhandle.

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) Thursday morning with additional weakening expected, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

"Right now, we're not anticipating any severe weather with these storms", Villanueva said. Cindy also caused widespread highway and street flooding and several short-lived tornadoes, but no other deaths or serious injuries were reported as of midday Thursday.



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