Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy threaten U.S. southeast with flooding

Cindy is said to be the second tropical storm that has formed in the Atlantic Ocean since the beginning of this month, which was also the beginning of the hurricane season.

Strong winds and standing water are still affecting areas like Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish.

Cindy made landfall in Louisiana with wind speeds of up to 40 miles an hour on Wednesday. "That's going to be the main threat", he said.

The eye of the storm is set to move inland near the Louisiana-Texas border this morning as heavy rainfall batters the northern Gulf Coast.

The storm system is predicted to take a turn east later today hitting the mid-Atlantic coast with heavy rain by the weekend.

Ivey said the worst effect of the storm was the death of 10-year-old Nolan McCabe, who was struck by a log during the storm surge Wednesday morning in Fort Morgan. The system will quickly weaken to a depression then remnant low as it becomes absorbed by an upper level trough & attendant surface cold front. Storm conditions could impact service availability to those living in coastal areas.

The agency is predicting maximum sustained wind speeds of close to 40 mph and says "tropical-storm-force winds" will extend around the center of the storm by as many as 70 miles to the southeast and southwest of the storm's center. An additional 2-4 inches of rainfall possible by Monday morning, with localized higher totals possible.

In a Tropical Storm Warning, the threat is more imminent, and residents should stand by for evacuation orders as well as check in with family and friends.

Cindy could drop six to nine inches (15-23 cm) of rain and bring as much as 15 inches to some parts of southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, the NHC said.

Offshore natural gas production in the GoM declined from about 3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) earlier in the week to as low as 2.3 Bcf/d on June 21 before rising to a forecast 2.4 Bcf/d on June 22, according to Reuters data.

Millions in the path of the storm, bracing for what Cindy could bring next.

The city and surrounding area remain under tornado warning.

The region could see severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.

Slow-moving Cindy had formed as a tropical storm on Tuesday in the Gulf, causing widespread coastal highway and street flooding, and several short-lived tornadoes in the Gulf States.

  • Larry Hoffman