Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland
NEW ORLEANS | High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical
Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm’s effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.
In Alabama, where Gov. Kay Ivey urged residents to stay alert for dangerous weather, two tornado warnings were issued in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas. Social media showed photographs of what appeared to be a funnel cloud near Birmingham.
Earlier, authorities had issued warnings of possible tornadoes in Louisiana and Mississippi.