First Gulf storm of season elbows Texas
State emergency responders geared up for the first time this hurricane season in response to Tropical Storm Cindy, which came ashore just east of the Texas-Louisiana border on June 22. Two deaths were attributed to the storm — one of them an elderly man found in a sandmired pickup truck on Texas’ Bolivar Peninsula.
The storm dropped most of its rainfall east of its center — up to 18 inches in some places far to the east — and much less in Texas. But as a precaution two days before landfall, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered an increase in readiness from level four, normal conditions, to level three, increased readiness.
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