Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico is stationary, but is expected to move toward the Texas coast in the next few days. The National Hurricane Center and other forecasters anticipate landfall on the Texas coast as early as Wednesday evening.
This storm is expected to bring 3-6 inches of rain on the east side of the storm track, but less on the west side. Flooding and rain will be the primary concerns though high winds are possible.
Coastal residents should expect slightly higher tides and be prepared for possible street flooding.
What you need to do:
While the primary threat will be flooding, residents are strongly advised to prepare your family and property for potential storm impacts.
Street flooding or deep water ponding may occur during this event. Stay out of the water. The vast majority of severe weather deaths are due to flooding. Driving, walking, or swimming in flooded streets, bayous, and streams can lead to certain death. Stay aware: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
Where you can learn more:
· Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
· Flood Safety: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
· Local Road Conditions:Houston Transtar
· State Road Conditions: DriveTexas.org