Gulf Coast braces for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

05 September, 2018, 06:01 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • Tropical Storm Gordon Forms Batters South Florida and Keys With Wind and Rain

A hurricane warning remained in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border, as did a tropical storm warning for the Alabama-Florida border to the Okaloosa-Walton County line.

It's expected to make landfall along the Alabama or MS coast late Tuesday night or early Wednesday perhaps as a category one hurricane.

Officials aren't taking any chances as Tropical Storm Gordon bears down on the Gulf Coast, with about 1.7 million people under a hurricane warning and another 6.5 million under a tropical storm watch. 3 as it steamed west-northwest at 16 miles per hour (27 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.

Gordon should make landfall Tuesday night along or near the MS coast (see Fig. 4).

In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a voluntary evacuation notice for areas outside of the New Orleans levee system.

Tropical Storm Gordon spaghetti models are showing a westward track as it moves across Florida, and we're expecting winds and rain in Sebastian and Vero Beach.

Authorities across the Gulf Coast urged people to stay out of the water - warnings that beach lovers like Cameron Armstrong and Matthew Ewbanks ignored on their visit to Gulf Shores on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The area already has been impacted heavily by this summer's so-called "red tide"- massive algae blooms that have caused waves of dead marine life to wash along the coast.

With strong winds pushing against the coast, there is the concern of a 3-5 foot storm surge in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Still, the southeastern part of the state remains under a tropical storm warning and residents need to be prepared for the storm to shift west, Edwards said.

High pressure of the Appalachians will help to guide the storm further to our west, which is great news for us here in Middle Georgia, but bad news in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi.

More than 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power on Monday as a result of the weather.

Airlines including Delta, Southwest and Frontier warned that delays and flight cancellations are possible at airports near the Gulf Coast because of the storm, and that they may waive fees for itinerary changes.

John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.



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