GALVESTON, Texas - While there was some rain in the area on Wednesday, the biggest concern so far has been strong winds in Galveston as Tropical Storm Cindy gets closer to making landfall.

Officials said they're expecting high tide to roll in after midnight. The Galveston Beach Patrol said high tides and rip currents have been their biggest concerns.

A few businesses in the area, including restaurants like Landry's and IHOP, lost power Wednesday evening but it has since been restored.

The tropical storm is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning.

Stay with KHOU 11 News on air and online as the Weather Team monitors the storm.


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