Gov. Kay Ivey, officials say threat not over from tropical depression

Andrew Cummings
June 23, 2017

As the storm moves northwest, the Gulf Coast will continue seeing heavy rains, winds of 40-50 miles per hour and increased moisture, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials said today the threat of flooding and storms from Tropical Depression Cindy has not ended, although the worst of the weather appears to have missed Alabama. "Remain sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides", the National Weather Service said in an advisory early on Thursday warning.

"This is about as flawless as you're going to get for trying to avoid a tropical storm for the Charlotte metro", Palmer said.

There have been at least five tornadoes reported in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in the past two days in relation to the approaching storm, according to ABC News meteorologists who are tracking Cindy.

The showers and thunderstorms could continue overnight into Saturday, bringing heavy rain, but accumulation should be half an inch or less. "You're driving and come across a low place in the road, and it is flooded". He said the declaration was made in response to the flash flooding and severe weather caused by the tropical system.

A flood warning was also issued Wednesday for the portion of the White River at Clarendon in Monroe County.

The center of the dying tropical storm could pass near Washington by Saturday morning and move off Massachusett's Cape Cod on Saturday evening, followed by a cold front, the National Weather Service said.

Residents across western Louisiana and eastern Texas can expect a total of 3 to 5 inches of rain, with as much as 7 inches in isolated spots, through Thursday. Southeast Louisiana and coastal MS is still feeling the effects Thursday.

In Alabama, a statewide emergency was declared by the Governor, referring to the National Meteorological Service's forecasts of a violent sudden flood that was possible on Thursday, as tropical moisture moved north to the state. The closest rain to the Metroplex Thursday morning was in the Tyler area.

The White House said President Trump was briefed on the storm Wednesday by Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert.

Before Cindy made landfall Thursday, one person had already died from injuries related to the storm's winds.

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