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One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US

23 Juin 2017

Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. Stephen Arthur said witnesses reported the 10-year-old boy from Missouri was standing outside a condominium in Fort Morgan when the log, carried in by a large wave, struck him.

Parts of southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and western portions of the Florida Panhandle were under tornado warnings and some saw streets covered in up to 3 feet of water.

A tropical storm warning was in effect along the coast from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Cindy is the second tropical storm to form during the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1.

"The center will move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday, and into Tennessee later on Friday".

However, most of North Carolina will experience very little to no direct impact from Cindy as the heaviest rain remains to our west and north. The service also warned that the storm could produce a few tornadoes on Thursday in portions of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour, with continued weakening expected over the next two days.

"Landfall near the border of Texas and Louisiana is likely early Thursday morning".

Forecasters are warning of life-threatening flash floods and severe thunderstorms as the eye of Storm Cindy moves further inland across Louisiana. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama, and extreme western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning. Stefkovich said an additional 2 to 4 inches is expected today, with amounts totaling 8 inches over what's already fallen in some spots.

"The voluntary evacuation order is meant to alert residents of Bolivar Peninsula that emergency responders may be unable to reach them", Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said in a statement.

Prior to reaching land, the storm brought heavy winds and rain to some southern states, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana on Wednesday. It too saw coastal flooding, as well as storm surges of up to four feet elsewhere in the state.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Wednesday for the entire state.