Prepare Now for Severe Weather
Child Care of Aware® of America’s Emergency Preparedness Team is monitoring the Gulf of Mexico and tracking Tropical Storm Cindy. Cindy was upgraded to a tropical storm on Tuesday afternoon. The primary impact from this storm will be rain and flooding. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida are all expected to receive rain. Local amounts of up to 15-20 inches of rain are possible, especially around the I-10 corridor.
Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall on Wednesday night. It will then head to the north and east, impacting Tennessee, Ohio and eventually Virginia. Current forecast models predict the landfall occurring near Beaumont, Louisiana. A large portion of the region, from Louisiana to Florida is already seeing rain from this event.
Child Care of Aware® of America has the following resources available:
• Hurricane information page
• Flooding information page
• Food safety during power outages
Alabama has issued a State of Emergency in advance of this storm making landfall.