Louisiana governor declares a state of emergency

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday or Wednesday night and move inland Thursday.

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

One person was killed when a tornado swept into a mobile home park in Wisconsin and another person died when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma, as a massive severe storm system battered an area stretching from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes.