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A storm named Cindy could disrupt your Saturday

At a news conference Thursday morning, about 90 minutes after the Cindy was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression.Wind gusts of 54 miles per hour were reported in one Louisiana city.Tropical Storm Cindy has come ashore in the gulf, bringing high winds and heavy rain and weakening to tropical depression Cindy.”Its track takes it north through Louisiana before it makes a curve to the northeast across the lower Mississippi Valley by early Friday“, Deon said. “Remain sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides”, the National Weather Service said in an advisory early on Thursday warning. The area could pick up an additional 1-3 inches of rain if you are under one of the rain bands, so flash flooding is still possible since all the rain will runoff.Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said Nolan McCabe of St. Louis was playing with a large log in the surf outside of a condo when a strong wave slammed the log into his head, causing severe facial injuries and crushing his skull.Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that Louisiana is “not out of the woods yet” as the remnants of Cindy continue to move north across the state.”There’s still a long stretch of tropical moisture coming across the Gulf of Mexico”, said Alek Krautmann of the National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana.As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf, Cindy was blamed for one death.Some other drivers, though, were pulling over Thursday morning and not attempting to navigate the flooded roads in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.Cindy is expected to produce rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning with some spots getting as much as 12 inches of rain.Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line.Ivey said farmers are reporting significant losses because of the heavy rains and said she would be contacting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to request assistance.A tornado was reported on Thursday near Birmingham, Alabama, destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people, according to the National Weather Service and local media. Many will still see thunderstorm activity during the afternoon, though we’ll begin to see the heaviest rain exit the Tri-State from west to east.Even though Cindy is no longer a tropical storm, torrential rains continue to threaten the Gulf Coast and many parts of the southeast with a danger of flash floods.Millions in the path of the storm, bracing for what Cindy could bring next. Some road flooding has also been reported in far southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle. This could cause scattered power outages, fallen trees, and minor property damage.