Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico

In some surrounding parishes, sandbags were ordered and many prepared for low-lying areas to flood.

Now located about 300 miles (485 km) south of Morgan City, Louisiana, it is expected to be near the Louisiana coast late on Wednesday, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Cindy has top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and the storm is presently stationary in the Gulf.

The center of Tropical Storm Cindy was located about 250 miles from the coast of Louisiana, with peak winds of 45 mph. Tropical Storm Bret is also chugging through the eastern Caribbean, lashing the island nations there with rain and wind.

Rain and tides, rather than wind, were considered the main danger from the system. Forecast models are suggesting rainfall totals between three and four inches by Friday evening.

Officials are advising residents to not board their homes because of a lack of high winds, but to take the rain threat seriously as flash flood warnings will be aplenty.

"This is going to be a very serious event", Landrieu said at a news conference. "My office, along with GOHSEP, will provide regular updates as we receive them". I have every confidence in the emergency officials at the state and local levels who are working non-stop to ensure that the people of our state are protected.

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We won't see temps warm up too much as clouds and showers should keep us in the mid to upper 70s for daytime highs. He said the Escatawpa River, at 15 feet (4.5 meters), would typically be lower than 3 feet (1 meter) at this time of year.

Tropical Storm Bret has unleashed heavy flooding, knocked out power and ripped off several roofs in some areas of Trinidad &Tobago as it swirls west across the southern Caribbean region.

June 19, 2017 - Tropical Storm Bret forms about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad.

Schools, banks, as well as some commercial businesses remained closed Tuesday prolonging the long weekend that had included a public holiday on Monday as Trinidad and Tobago observed Labour Day where trade union leaders called for the removal of at least five government ministers.

Heavy rains and rough surf will hit the three nearby countries in the coming days before the storm system fizzles. It's maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and the storm is moving toward the northwest at 10 miles per hour (17 kph).

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