Cindy weakens to depression status after landfall

On the Texas-Louisiana line where Cindy made landfall we saw more rain and damage. Brett Buffington is in Cameron Parish, La. where locals are grateful for a lucky break from the storm.

HOUSTON - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy weakened to depression status a few hours after making landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border early Thursday.

Official landfall was made just before 4 a.m. near the San Luis Pass.

As of the 10 a.m. NHC update, the depression was moving north at 13 mph with winds at 35 mph. The current forecast track takes the storm north along the Texas border before turning to the east over Louisiana, Arkansas and then going into part of Mississippi and Tennessee.

No significant flooding or damage was reported in the Houston area, with the exception of some street flooding on Galveston Island. KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says we can expect scattered showers the rest of the day and through the weekend.

The tropical storm warnings for our area have expired, and there are no flash flood watches or warnings in effect.

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But the storm has been blamed for one death Wednesday: A 10-year-old boy from the St. Louis area was killed on an Alabama beach when he was struck by a log that washed ashore.

As a precaution, Gov. Greg Abbott activated the Texas Emergency Task Forces on Tuesday night. 

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The National Weather Service says residents in a Tropical Storm Watch should review evacuation routes and review their disaster supply kit. In a Tropical Storm Warning, the threat is more imminent, and residents should stand by for evacuation orders as well as check in with family and friends.

The KHOU 11 weather team is closely monitoring Cindy and will keep you updated on-air and online until the threat has passed. 

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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