10-year-old dead as Tropical Storm Cindy bears down on the Gulf Coast

A 10-year-old boy died in Alabama today after suffering an injury related to Tropical Storm Cindy, according to police.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said the boy had walked outside the waterfront condo where he and his family were staying in Fort Morgan, Alabama, and was standing only a few feet from the door when a large wave knocked a log into him around 10:30 a.m. The boy’s father was outside, but standing several feed away attending to other children.

The boy was taken inside the condo, where his father and another witness attempted to resuscitate him while another child called for medical assistance, police said.

First responders declared the boy dead on the scene, according to police. The family had been vacationing in Fort Morgan from the St. Louis, Missouri area.

Residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast are closely watching Tropical Storm Cindy, which the National Weather Service said could cause “life-threatening flash flooding.”

According to the latest forecast track, the slow-moving storm is expected to make landfall along the coast between Texas and Louisiana early Thursday.

ABC News
The storm is expected to make landfall along the coast between Texas and Louisiana in the early morning on June 22, 2016.

As of 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, Cindy’s center was located approximately 135 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and about 125 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.

It will approach the coast of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana late Wednesday before moving inland Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service’s advisory.

John Amis/AP
Fans arrive at SunTrust Park for a baseball game, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Tropical Storm Cindy has been causing rain in much of the Southeast.

Cindy was crawling toward the shore at just 9 mph Wednesday afternoon. Although the storm had weakened slightly, with maximum sustained winds dropping from 60 mph to 50 mph, drenching rain bands churning off the weather…

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