Heavy rain possible as remnant of Cindy moves through

He did not elaborate. Forecasters also are checking damage elsewhere in central and southern Alabama to determine whether tornadoes struck there.

A flood warning was also issued Wednesday for the portion of the White River at Clarendon in Monroe County. The National Weather Service says that the highest rainfall totals will be seen in the Delta region, from El Dorado to Monticello. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rains Wednesday sent about 10 inches (250 millimeters) of water into her business selling granite countertops.

"If the water rises, they kind of all grab a hold of each other, and they can do this for several days, until they reach higher ground", Davis said.

Dale Lane, director, Shelby County Office of Preparedness (SCOP), has said to plan on flash flooding in the area.

Other south MS rivers are also swollen from Cindy's rains, but their crests are forecast to be less severe.

The National Weather Service says a storm spreading across the Tennessee and OH valleys is winding down.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System said in a warning Wednesday that the floodwaters will not kill the state's invasive fire ant population.

The walls of a liquor store and an oil-change service in Fairfield, west of Birmingham, collapsed in the apparent twister.

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.

Images broadcast by local media showed the walls of the store had collapsed.

Air traffic controllers at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport observed the tornado around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Al.com reported.

Damage and debris stretches from Houston through the Florida panhandle. More rainfall was expected through the day.

Rising tides in the wake of Tropical Depression Cindy have prompted the mayor of a low-lying coastal Louisiana town to urge an evacuation.

McGill reported from New Orleans.

"When it's raining, it's hard to pick peaches when you're getting wet every five minutes", he said.

Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy began moving through Tennessee, knocking down trees and causing power outages.

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She wrote that a large number of Alabama agricultural producers have "experience significant losses" because of Tropical Storm Cindy.

"Our focus continues to be on flooding issues not only for our coastal residents, but now our residents in north MS, the delta and north MS region", said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson.

Water wasn't the only problem.

Meanwhile, Cindy's intermittent wind and rain weren't just limited to the coast. "The impact of rain can be hundreds of miles away".

Louisiana's governor is urging his state's residents against dropping their guard now that Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened to a tropical depression.

So far, people are coping, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a news conference.

No reports of damage or flooding were reported to the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy Bobby Igo Jr., said.

After the storm clears the state, sunny skies and moderate temperatures are expected to prevail through next week. Several roads in coastal areas remain closed because of high water. Widespread severe weather is not expected.

Western Alabama, northwest Georgia, eastern MS, and middle and eastern Tennessee are also under the watch that continues until 8 tonight.

Residents in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and MS experienced moderate to severe flooding from Cindy's heavy rain and strong storm surge.

A turn toward the northeast is expected. He added that they hope the weather conditions from Cindy will start to subside Thursday night.

To reduce the chances of flash flooding, the Tennessee Valley Authority lowered levels in nine lakes, the agency said.

Winds moving in from the storm are so strong that Graham said standing water is going to be slow to drain. The storm made landfall early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana.

SATURDAY: There will be an 80 percent chance rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 a.m.

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been holding briefings for emergency managers statewide Wednesday and Thursday with another scheduled Friday morning, spokesman Lawrence Messina said.

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