Friday, June 23, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy Knocks Out Power to Thousands

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:22 AM

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More than 8,500 Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) are without power Friday morning as the weakened but powerful Tropical Storm Cindy moved through the area bringing heavy rains and high winds.

More than 10,500 MLGW customers were without power early Friday morning as Cindy blew in at around 7 a.m. reported wind gusts of about 30 mph - 40 mph. The winds pushed over a tree into the roadway close to Union and East Parkway.

The storm has rolled out of town but Cindy may not yet be done with Memphis. The National Weather Service NWS) said the storm will head northeast and dump rain on the Ohio Valley. The NWS expects this to raise Mississippi River levels by 20 feet.

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