Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Cindy claims a life as the northern Gulf coast prepares for heavy flooding

Tropical Storm Cindy claims a life as the northern Gulf coast prepares for heavy flooding

Tropical Storm Cindy has taken the life of a 10-year-old boy on the Alabama coast. It was the storm’s first known death.

The boy, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was standing on the beach in Fort Morgan, Ala., when he was struck by a log that was washed in by storm surge Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Cindy, a sprawling storm whose effects were stretching out far beyond its center of circulation, was in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the Louisiana-Texas border on Wednesday afternoon. It was expected to make landfall late Wednesday or Thursday.

Much of the northern Gulf coast, from Houston to the mouth of the Mississippi River, was under a tropical storm...

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