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The 1933 Trinidad hurricane didn't form until June 24, and 1979's Tropical Storm Ana formed in the same region on June 20.
A weather system in the Gulf of Mexico has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next day or two, threatening energy infrastructure as it advances toward Texas and Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey declared a statewide state of emergency Tuesday morning ahead of potential heavy rainfall along the Gulf coast from a tropical disturbance in the Gulf.
Red flags are flying on the main public beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a warning for people to stay out of the water. The Alabama National Guard also is being activated.
The State of Emergency will be effective at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect until the threat diminishes.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the State Operations Center on Tuesday to raise its readiness level from level four/normal conditions to level three/increased readiness.
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The system about 325 mi. south of the mouth of the Mississippi River has been labeled a "potential tropical cyclone" by the hurricane center. One forecast model predicted Monday at least 6 to 10 inches of rain could fall across a large portion of the Gulf Coast with some pockets getting as much as 20 inches.
Emergency crews and the Dauphin Island Police Department are already monitoring problem areas on the West End of Island. In some surrounding parishes, sandbags were ordered and many prepared for low-lying areas to flood.
The third named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Cindy was about 265 miles south of Morgan City at 12:30 p.m. and had maximum sustained winds near 45 m.p.h., with some gusts higher. The cyclone had top sustained winds of 45 mph and was almost stationary for hours, but was expected to resume a crawl toward the northwest in coming hours.
The southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are under a tropical storm watch. "Some of the projections and possible rainfall totals are the highest we've seen since the 2016 August flooding".
As the storm approaches land, heavy rain with isolated flooding is likely to wrap westward across part of northeastern Texas, including the Houston area.
In coastal Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish, Kim Chauvin said the shrimp processing businesses she and her husband run helped put out the word Monday that shrimpers should return to port and unload their catch before flood control structures closed. "My office, along with GOHSEP, will provide regular updates as we receive them".