1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm


When the remnants of the tropical storm come in contact with a cold front taking shape along the mid-Ohio River Valley, multiple bands of heavy rain are expected to be produced, creating precipitation totals in the 1.5-3 inch range, with as much as 5 inches of rainfall possible in isolated areas, according to the NWS.

The Storm Prediction Center said severe weather remains a threat from the Southeast as far as western Pennsylvania as remnants of Cindy push northeastward.

The severe weather was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia previous year.

Heavy rainfall associated with remnants of the storm caused scattered street flooding across central and southern IN on Friday.

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to move across the state with severe weather and flooding rains.

A 10-year-old boy vacationing with relatives on the Alabama coast died after he was hit by a log in stormy surf, according to the AP.

CORRECTS STATE FROM ALABAMA TO MISSISSIPPI - The Pascagoula River floods roads as tropical storm Cindy drops heavy rains, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Merrill, Miss.

In Tennessee, Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning, amid local reports of heavy rain, gusting winds and some morning traffic snarls.

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Stacy Vondran, who owns the ladies' boutique Tinkled Pink on Oak Street, said she was rearranging merchandise and putting out sandbags Thursday in case of flooding.

On Friday, forecasters were trying to verify exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Cindy's passage.

The National Weather Service says an EF-2 twister with winds as strong as 120 miles per hour (120 kph) struck just outside Birmingham on Thursday.

Still, the storm barely registered attention for some. Several businesses were damaged and at least four people were hurt.

Cindy made landfall as a tropical storm, and was downgraded on Thursday.

"And, ratings are good", Clewley added of the news broadcast outlets.

McGill reported from New Orleans.