Tropical moisture bringing risk of flooding across Ohio

Olive Rios
June 26, 2017

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy spun off a tornado in central Alabama, injuring at least four people and damaging a number of buildings and trees, emergency officials said. Expect poor visibility at times through the day in tropical downpours.

Remnants of Cindy could start being felt in the northeast on Friday, which could see scattered showers and thunderstorms and a muggy high near 83, the National Weather Service predicted. A boy killed by debris in storm surf off Alabama was the only fatality reported so far in the storm, which spun off tornadoes and caused street flooding in many coastal areas.

The rain will be slow to exit the region, hanging on through midnight, before ending from northwest to southeast overnight.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of deadly floods last June.

Entire colonies of stinging insects could become dislodged by flooding, threatening the safety of both humans and animals as they drift toward populated areas.

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana.

Forecasters are warning of a worrisome flood threat on a southeast MS river following heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Cindy.

Elsewhere, the MS coast received some of the heaviest rain.

The weather Friday was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia a year ago. It moved through the Webster Parish area without much fanfare and was downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday.

"We're as prepared as can be for whatever situation may come our way", he said. A fast-food restaurant also was among the damaged businesses. Fort Walton Beach spokeswoman Jo Soria said falling trees hit houses and cars in what she called "pockets of wind damage" in two or three residential neighborhoods.

People sit in a auto and watch the waves on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as weather from Tropical Storm Cindy, in the Gulf of Mexico, impacts the region in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. At 4 p.m. CT, it was moving at 10 mph with winds of about 25 mph and was about 45 miles south of Shreveport, the National Weather Service said. "As a result, there will be a potential for flash flooding this afternoon into Friday night". "Public works is working diligently to ensure our storm drains are clear".

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