Cindy’s Impact on Texas

People sit in a car 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Don Morgan

Experts are predicting Tropical Storm Cindy will biggest impact will be felt east of Texas but that’s not keeping coastal communities from preparing for the worst.

Many still have the memory of Hurricane Ike fresh in their minds and a lot was learned from that 2008 storm.

Rice University’s Jim Blackburn talked to us about how prepared the Texas coast is for Cindy.

He says that this storm will not become a hurricane but that heavy rain could cause dangerous flash flooding.

Blackburn says there’s not going to be real heavy winds or strong storm surges but Cindy could still make a big mess along the Texas coast. The heaviest impact will be felt in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.



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