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June 22, 2017 5:15 PM The Latest: Wind, rain, alligators among Cindy’s threats

Even as a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy moved inland over Louisiana, the effects of the storm were being felt for a third day on the Gulf Coast. In a neighborhood in Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, residents awoke Thursday to flooded streets and, in a few cases, flooded homes. Water wasn’t the only problem. Resident and neighborhood 13

June 22, 2017 12:57 AM Tropical Storm Cindy Tracking Through Gulf of Mexico; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible Along Gulf Coast

A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of the Texas and Louisiana coastlines. Cindy is expected to move inland over southeast Texas or southwest Louisiana early Thursday morning. Life-threatening flash flooding is possible along the Gulf Coast from the heavy rain. Rip currents, high surf, isolated tornadoes and some coastal flooding are also possible 14

June 21, 2017 10:52 PM The Latest: Coast Guard helps shrimp boat struggle to port

The U.S. Coast Guard reports high seas kicked up by Tropical Storm Cindy complicated efforts to save a shrimp trawler at risk of sinking, but the vessel and its four-member crew made it safely to a Texas port. A Coast Guard statement Wednesday says the 68-foot trawler Footprint was about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Galveston, Texas, when it radioed 22

June 21, 2017 3:58 AM Cindy’s winds pick up as the Gulf Coast — including New Orleans — braces for flooding

National Hurricane Center forecasters warned people on the Gulf Coast to brace for heavy rain and dangerous flash floods as Tropical Storm Cindy came closer Tuesday night and its winds picked up. In their 11 p.m. advisory Tuesday, forecasters said the storm, located about 230 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana, was packing sustained winds of 60 mph, up from 45 mph. The storm 21

June 21, 2017 12:16 AM Tropical Storm Cindy may bring 'life-threatening' flooding across Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and may bring "life-threatening flash flooding" across the central Gulf Coast, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service said the storm is centered about 250 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana and has top sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is presently stationary in the Gulf, and has tropical-storm-force 19

June 20, 2017 10:04 AM Phoenix flights cancelled because it's too hot for planes

As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled - because it is too hot for the planes to fly. The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F (49C) on Tuesday. American Airlines announced it was cancelling dozens of flights scheduled to take off from Sky Harbor airport during the hottest 29

June 20, 2017 3:55 AM Dangerous Heat to Blanket Southwest U.S

Dangerously hot temperatures were again forecast for California and the desert Southwest on Tuesday, where records could fall in a heat wave that the National Weather Service described as "extreme even by desert standards." Excessive heat warnings were in effect for Tuesday — just in time for the official start of summer — for the entire length of California 12

June 19, 2017 9:25 PM Tropical storm Bret forms in Atlantic; Cindy may not be far behind, warning issued for Louisiana

(This post, originally published at 12:05 p.m. was updated at 5:00 p.m.) The tropical Atlantic Ocean is unusually active so early in hurricane season. Tropical storm Bret formed late Monday afternoon near the Windward Islands, at an extremely unusual location so early in the year. Meanwhile, a second disturbance currently over the southern Gulf of Mexico 45

June 19, 2017 7:17 PM Trinidad & Tobago to close schools, offices ahead of storm

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago is closing public schools and government offices as heavy thunderstorms approach the region. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the cluster is forecast to become a tropical storm by Monday night or early Tuesday. Officials said schools in Trinidad will close on Tuesday and that government 13

June 19, 2017 6:50 PM Coke tweet targeting Pittsburghers uses map of Philadelphia

Coca-Cola's marketing efforts during the weekend's heatwave in Pittsburgh backfired when the company mistakenly used a map of Philadelphia in a post on Twitter. Sunday's tweet said, "Today's forecast in Pittsburgh: Record heat, followed by an ice-cold wave of ahhhhhhh. #ShareaCoke." Although temperatures climbed into the high 80s, the tweet was received 16