9 photos of Tropical Storm Cindy and its aftermath on the Gulf Coast

9 photos of Tropical Storm Cindy and its aftermath on the Gulf Coast
Don Noel carries his daughter Alexis as he walks with his wife Lauren through a flooded roadway to check on their boat in the West End section of New Orleans. Gerald Herbert/AP
Don Noel carries his daughter Alexis as he walks with his wife Lauren through a flooded roadway to check on their boat in the West End section of New Orleans. Gerald Herbert/AP

Tropical Storm Cindy downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday, but not before wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in the state Wednesday, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu warned residents not to attempt to drive through standing water.

USA Today reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency planned to move 125,000 meals and 200,000 bottles of water into the state ahead of the storm. Rain is expected to continue through Friday in the region.

One fatality has been reported. A 10-year-old boy was struck by a log on an Alabama beach and killed, according to the Associated Press.

National Weather Service forecasters estimate up to 10 inches of rainfall fell in areas between southern Louisiana and the Florida panhandle, according to the AP; and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said maximum wind speeds decreased to about 40 mph on Thursday and should continue to decline.

Below are photos of Tropical Storm Cindy and its impact as it pummeled the Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Cindy hovered over the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana on Tuesday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/AP
Volunteers put out sand bags due to the arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy in Lafitte, Louisiana. Gerald Herbert/AP
Jonas Cheramie and his sister Lainey watch storm clouds from Tropical Storm Cindy as they babysit A.J. Aaron. Gerald Herbert/AP
People sit in a car and watch the waves on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as Tropical Storm Cindy impacts the region. Gerald Herbert/AP
Waves crash the cars on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Gerald Herbert/AP
A television news crew reports from the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Gerald Herbert/AP
Don Noel carries his daughter Alexis with his wife Lauren as they walk through a flooded roadway to check on their boat in the West End section of New Orleans. Gerald Herbert/AP
The Noel family continues walking through a flooded roadway. Gerald Herbert/AP
Esther Martens walk through a flooded roadway to get to her car in the West End section of New Orleans. Gerald Herbert/AP