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Brunt of Tropical Storm Cindy will miss Palestine

Storm tide levels of 2 to 4 foot are possible. Therefore, each shift west in the track has big implications for the Houston region.

Tropical Storm Cindy, over the Gulf of Mexico, will drift toward the United States with flooding rainfall, severe thunderstorms and rip currents this week.

A tropical storm watch is in effect from west of High Island to San Luis Pass, Texas.

Power outages had emerged in several parts of the New Orleans metropolitan area as of 6:40 p.m. Tuesday (June 20), as Tropical Storm Cindy began to bear down on southeast Louisiana's coast.

Police say flooding already is being reported on Dauphin Island south of Mobile, Alabama.

Bands of heavy rain are coming through as far east as the Florida Panhandle.

The storm is projected to be near Marshall, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, by early Friday morning.

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The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC said on Tuesday it had suspended vessel offloading operations at its marine terminal as it monitors the storm system. Motion to the northwest is expected at around 10 miles per hour. Storm Surge Warning: The danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 36 hours, in association with an ongoing or potential tropical cyclone, a subtropical cyclone, or a post-tropical cyclone.

The National Weather Service issued an expanded flash flood watch for the area Tuesday, and forecasters say the flooding threat will continue through Thursday night.

"People along the upper Gulf coast will also need to be vigilant for the risk of a few tornadoes and waterspouts through Thursday", according to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Richard Schraeger.

The 10 News Weather Team is tracking two tropical storms right now.

The system's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 40 miles per hour (64 kph).

The storm could strengthen slightly before it reaches the coast, the hurricane center said. Bret had degenerated into a tropical wave by Tuesday afternoon.



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