Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of Cindy

Claudine Rigal
Juin 25, 2017

Here we go with another day with bands of rain coming through with what's left of now Tropical Depression Cindy.

"It looks like a period of heavy rain, especially across the southern part of Lancaster County, will hit Friday night into Saturday morning", said AccuWeather meteorologist Paul Walker.

The timeline has the heaviest rain moving through here from lunchtime across northwest Alabama to Sand & Lookout Mountains by late this afternoon and early evening. Those are Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville and Cypremort (SIP-ruh-mort) Point State Park on Vermilion Bay.

Officials say five parks should reopen Monday, with Tickfaw State Park reopening Tuesday.

The heavy rains caused the Biloxi River to rise 13 feet and overtop its banks.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will be staffing its operations center in Nashville on Friday and Saturday to coordinate any requests for assistance.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line.

You can see live weather updates via the National Weather Service and other Twitter sources below. The severe weather was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia previous year. People reported damage throughout the area, including in McAdory, Fairfield and Ensley.

After the two full days of storms, the rainfall totals are expected to be anywhere from 1-3 inches, with some areas possibly seeing more. Forecasters also are checking damage elsewhere in central and southern Alabama to determine whether tornadoes struck there.

In Memphis, crews worked Thursday to clear storm drains to help prevent street flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

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