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TROPICAL STORM CINDY LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA AL032017
436 AM CDT THU JUN 22 2017

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI

**COASTAL FLOODING...TORNADOES...AND HEAVY RAINFALL REMAIN A THREAT AS TROPICAL STORM CINDY MOVES INLAND**



NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - NONE

* STORM INFORMATION: - ABOUT 200 MILES WEST OF NEW ORLEANS LA OR ABOUT 270 MILES WEST OF GULFPORT MS - 29.9N 93.6W - STORM INTENSITY 40 MPH - MOVEMENT NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 12 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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AS OF 4 AM CDT, TROPICAL STORM CINDY HAS MADE LANDFALL IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INLAND AND WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FOR THE AREA HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED FOR THE AREA. HOWEVER, STRONG ONSHORE WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND TOMORROW. THESE WINDS WILL KEEP TIDES ELEVATED AT BETWEEN 1 AND 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL ALONG COASTAL SECTIONS OF LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS DUE TO THE CONTINUED COASTAL FLOODING ISSUES.

A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS AS RAIN BANDS ROTATING AROUND TROPICAL STORM CINDY MOVE ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI. THE THREAT OF TORNADOES DEVELOPING IN THESE RAIN BANDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. FINALLY, THESE RAIN BANDS COULD PRODUCE SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING CONCERNS DUE TO THE ALREADY SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS IN PLACE. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN: ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS FLOOD WATERS HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF LIMITED POTENTIAL.

* TORNADOES: ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI. REMAIN WELL BRACED AGAINST TORNADO EVENT HAVING FURTHER LIMITED IMPACT POTENTIAL.

* SURGE: ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM SURGE ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS STORM SURGE HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF LIMITED POTENTIAL.



* WIND: LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL WIND IMPACTS EXPECTED.

- COMMUNITY OFFICIALS ARE NOW ASSESSING THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL WIND IMPACTS ACCORDINGLY. - EMERGENCY WORK CREWS ARE RESTORING ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AS NECESSARY. - IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DIAL 9 1 1.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

NONE.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CHECK ON THOSE LIVING NEXT TO YOU. BE NEIGHBORLY AND LEND A HELPING HAND.

DO NOT GO SIGHTSEEING WITHIN IMPACTED COMMUNITIES SIMPLY TO OBSERVE STORM DAMAGE. SIGHTSEERS CAN INTERFERE WITH THE TIMELINESS OF RESCUERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS TO NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE LIVES.

WHEN INSPECTING DAMAGE, USE FLASHLIGHTS RATHER THAN CANDLES OR FLAMED LIGHTING. BE AWARE OF SPARKS THAT CAN IGNITE LEAKING GAS OR OTHER FLAMMABLES.

DO NOT GO UP ON YOUR ROOF UNTIL THE RAIN AND STRONG WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED. LADDERS CAN BE SLIPPERY IN THE RAIN AND UNEXPECTED WIND GUSTS CAN BLOW YOU OFF OF THE ROOF. DO NOT RISK BODILY HARM IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE PROPERTY DAMAGE.

WHEN CLEARING OUT FALLEN TREES, BE CAREFUL WITH CHAIN SAWS AND AXES. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND KEEP OTHERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. USE THESE TOOLS ACCORDING TO OPERATING MANUALS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION. LEANING TREES AND THOSE WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ROOF TOPS CAN BE ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING. IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH OR UNSURE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, HAVE SOMEONE ELSE WITH TREE CUTTING EXPERIENCE DO THE JOB. NEVER CUT TREES WITHOUT A PARTNER.

IF USING A GENERATOR, AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING BY FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BY THE MANUFACTURER. MAKE SURE THAT THE GENERATOR IS RUN IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE.

PROBLEMS WITH SEWER BACKUPS CAN FURTHER CONTAMINATE STANDING FLOOD WATERS. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. ALSO, LISTEN FOR BOIL WATER ALERTS RELATIVE TO COMMUNITIES WHOSE TAP WATER MAY HAVE BECOME NON-POTABLE.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV - FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG - FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS LA REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.

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