Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa News Director Don Hartley is at the Alabama Gulf Coast helping with the emergency services during Tropical Storm Cindy and just informed us that we have the first fatality from the storm.  "A 10 year old boy died at Fort Morgan when he was struck in the head by a wind-blown object. He was airlifted to hospital by a Coast Guard helicopter but succumbed to major head trauma," said Hartley via email yesterday.

This news from Don Hartley serves as a reminder as to how serious these storms are. We'll continue to keep you updated with the latest news and forecasts as Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall.