According to the weather service, any showers and thunderstorms early will taper off in the evening. He did not elaborate. Fort Walton Beach spokeswoman Jo Soria said fallen trees hit houses and cars in what she called "pockets of wind damage" in two or three residential neighborhoods.
The weather service had issued tornado warnings earlier for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas, and Gov. Kay Ivey had urged state residents to be alert for unsafe weather.
Numerous road closures were reported in George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jones and Pearl River counties in MS, with coastal flooding also reported in several of those counties.
Rainfall totals of 6 inches (15 centimeters) and more were common in southeastern MS and southwestern Alabama, the weather service said. Media report heavy rain and winds also were causing traffic problems.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches are expected to begin and expand across parts of the Tennessee and OH valleys. "This is about inland as well so everybody needs to have heads up and be alert to the rising water".
Cindy is expected to make its way through MS and Alabama, and eventually to the Tennessee Valley, meteorologists forecast. "That continues to be the threat", said Ken Graham, of the weather service office near New Orleans.
We could see another round of strong to severe thunderstorms developing this afternoon, and that includes a risk of tornadoes. Officials blamed heavy rains and winds from the storm.
An employee of a liquor store in Fairfield suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital, according to WBRC.
The exact track of the storm remains uncertain, but flash flood watches and warnings are possible, the weather service said. The other was for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties.
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Meanwhile, the GJM's head office in Singhmari , which was closed after the June 15 police raid, was opened today. Barring medicine outlets, all other shops remained closed in the hills.
Damage and debris stretches from Houston through the Florida panhandle.
Photographs on social media showed what appeared to be a funnel cloud in the air in the Birmingham area. More rainfall was expected through the day.
New Orleans, which closed its tropical storm warning before Cindy reached the city, saw some flooded streets.
"When it's raining, it's hard to pick peaches when you're getting wet every five minutes", he said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over.
Cindy got her start Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Depression Cindy is forecast to progress farther inland/northeastward through the day Thursday into Friday toward an eventual merge with another low (currently impacting the Plains, Midwest), while continuing to weaken in strength, forecasts the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Entergy Corp, the biggest power company in the Gulf Coast area, said just around 4,200 of its 2.9 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas were without power Thursday morning.
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