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Cindy Expected To Drench Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia

25 June 2017

Cindy was blamed for one death: Nolan McCabe, 10, of St. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing with family on the Alabama coast when he was hit by a log carried in on a big wave.

Cindy was about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h). Cindy made landfall as a Tropical Storm along the Cameron Parish coast.

The National Weather Service said Tropical Depression Cindy is continuing to produce heavy rain around the Mississippi Valley.

Tornado watches are in effect for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle.

Cindy moved ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas line.

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the largest privately owned crude storage terminal in the United States, suspended vessel offloadings but expected no interruptions to deliveries from its hub in Clovelly, Louisiana.

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"It should die out relatively quickly, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a lot of moisture with it", ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said Thursday on Good Morning America.

One billion cubic feet of gas is enough to supply about five million US homes.

Additionally, a few severe storms will also be possible across parts of the Northeast states Friday afternoon and evening, with damaging winds being the greatest threat.

She wrote that a large number of Alabama agricultural producers have "experience significant losses" because of Tropical Storm Cindy.

Numerous coastal roads and highways flooded and there were scattered reports of power outages and building damage from wind or water.

Late Sunday and into Monday, at least an additional half an inch of rain is expected in much of the state.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is asking for federal assistance for farmers because of crop losses from Tropical Storm Cindy.

Off Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard helped the four-member crew of a shrimp trawler limp back to shore at Freeport after the crew radioed a distress call that they were in danger of sinking early Wednesday. The severe weather was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia a year ago.

"We're as prepared as can be for whatever situation may come our way", he said.

"It's certainly possible we could get some heavy rain", Johnson said, but it appears the heaviest bands of rain may be confined to eastern and central Pennsylvania. "It's pretty disgusting, but I don't have flood insurance because they took me out of the flood zone", Bertucci said.

Edwards cautioned that the threat of flash flooding remains and could present risky driving conditions.

In nearby Biloxi, a waterspout moved ashore Wednesday morning.

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Some threats could be lurking in the flood waters, including floating colonies of fire ants that Alabama officials warned about in a statement.