1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

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

The storm has already killed a ten-year-old boy on Alabama Beach when he was struck by a log carried to shore by a huge wave.

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has already declared a state of emergency for the entire state.

National Weather Service statistics show roughly 12 inches (300 millimeters) of rain had fallen in some spots along the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts since Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Cindy - Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states thanks to Tropical Storm Cindy.

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"We've had so much rain, we haven't done any business in about eight weeks because of the rain", said Godfrey, whose campground typically hosts swimmers and boaters.

At least 17 million people are under a tropical storm warning from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

Locally the forecast calls for widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, but that amount could easily double if some of the heavier rain bands train over the same areas for any length of time putting some areas at risk of seeing higher amounts of rainfall.

Some threats could be lurking in the flood waters, Alabama state officials warned in a statement that floating colonies of fire ants could form in the gushing surge of water. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and is moving north at 12 miles per hour. The moisture will interact with a warm front moving into southern Ontario and Quebec, producing very heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight.

Social media users in Lake Charles, Louisiana, posted images and video of the storm on Wednesday as it battered the area with severe rain.

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We continue to see high water levels on the southern reaches of the Amite, Tickfaw, and Tangipahoa rivers due to the persistent south and southeast wind, which is not expected to end until the weekend. Several roads in coastal areas remain closed because of high water.

However, just as flooding is the greatest threat to lives and property along the Gulf coast, so will be the case farther inland.

"This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas", the National Weather Service said in its advisory. At worst, the storm could flood neighborhoods outside the city's levee system and cause flash flooding even in protected areas. A tropical storm warning continues for Galveston County.

Tornadoes are also possible, forecasters said, from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast.

"The biggest thing for us over the next couple of days, going through Friday night and into Saturday morning, will be these periods of heavy rainfall", he explained.

"We haven't heard of water getting into homes", Buller said. The city experienced downed trees and power lines.

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