On Thursday, the tropical storm made landfall in Louisiana as it changed its course avoiding Jasper. Louisiana was slammed with major flooding last summer from an unnamed storm that heavily damaged the Baton Rouge and Lafayette regions.
( Michael Ciaglo / Houston Chronicle ).
Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through a broad swath of the Southeast.
(Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP).
The watch is also in effect for western Maryland, northern West Virginia, eastern OH along and south of Interstate 30. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin traveled to another community, White Sulphur Springs, for the dedication of a memorial for eight victims there.
A year ago today, ravaging flood waters destroyed homes and lives across southern West Virginia.
Tropical Depression Cindy may be on the way out, but that doesn't mean our heavy rain potential is over.
Emergency crews report several people were injured, but no one was killed. Low-lying roads in many areas were covered with water. They also expected flooding of the same level "elsewhere along the coast from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle in areas of strong onshore winds". Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. Stephen Arthur said witnesses reported the 10-year-old boy from Missouri was standing outside a condominium in Fort Morgan when the log, carried in by a large wave, struck him. Cindy also caused widespread coastal highway and street flooding and several short-lived tornadoes.
The walls of a liquor store and an oil-change service in Fairfield, west of Birmingham, collapsed in the apparent twister.
"By Saturday morning, that moisture (from Cindy) is linking up with a frontal boundary and approaching our area", StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said.
Still, the storm barely registered attention for some.
"The longer we go without some sort of event, thankfully, we begin to forget", Allen said.