MEMA officials discuss Tropical Storm Cindy

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  Mississippi Emergency Management Agency held a news conference  to discuss Tropical Storm Cindy.

The cyclone was upgraded to a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico.The storm is projected to hit several states with heavy rain over the next few days.

“Even though Mississippi is not expected to experience dangerous winds from Cindy, we are definitely going to see widespread and heavy rainfall,” says MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson. “Intense flooding, and possible storm surge are our main concerns, so we want the residents of South Mississippi to start planning ahead now to make sure that they are ready for what this system will bring.”

MEMA says Cindy is expected to make landfall in western Louisiana Thursday morning. Mississippi will most likely receive heavy rain and flooding.

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