Tropical Storm Cindy

Local farmers await disaster declaration – Tropical storm’s rains ruin summer harvest, delay fall planting
Singer Steve Earle notes in “The Rain Came Down,” that heavenly precipitation “will wash you away, or it ain’t never enough.” That’s the position in which Escambia County farmers, along with most farmers in southern and central Alabama, now find themselves. Still reeling from the effects of last year’s prolonged drought that brought a federal disaster declaration, those who earn their living from the land are now awaiting the issuance…
Tropical Storm Cindy approaches – Expected to dump rain, rain and more rain
Although Tropical Storm Cindy was still being called “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” early Tuesday, the oncoming weather system was expected to dump more rain on an already saturated Gulf Coast as it neared landfall in Louisiana. The system is expected to move north to northwest and hit the Louisiana coast by late Wednesday, but forecasters say the low-pressure center’s impact will likely extend well to the east along the Gulf…