In US weather monitors warned on Wednesday of tornados and potentially deadly flash floods as Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico headed towards the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. The storm packed winds of 95 kilometers per hour, and was moving towards the northwest at 11 kilometers per hour.
Cindy is forecast to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late today, and move inland tomorrow. It is expected to bring between six and nine inches of rain, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches in some areas. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding, the National Hurricane Center warned.
The weather service also warned of possible isolated tornadoes today from southern Louisiana to northern Florida.
The NHC issued a tropical storm warning for the coastal region between the central coast of Texas to the western Florida panhandle.