Tropical Storm Gordon

Updated: 9/10/2018 4:20:12 AM
Warnings for flash floodings have been issued from southern Illinois to Pennsylvania and New York.
A dam has already been breached in the Mississippi Delta.
In Missouri, flash flooding associated with the storm system killed a sheriff's deputy.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 9/7/2018 3:55:55 AM
Tropical Storm Gordon has made landfall on the US Gulf Coast, coming on onshore around 50km east of Biloxi, Mississippi, on Wednesday.
State of emergency was declared across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the western side of the Florida Panhandle as damaging winds and heavy rain causing flood swept across the region.
The worst of the storm lashed the northwest Florida and the Alabama coast where up to 150mm of rain fell in a matter of a few hours.
According to the Associated Press, roads were blocked off due to widespread flooding.
Similarly, a storm surge led to flooding along the Gulf Coast and barrier islands.
The strong winds were also a major concern as trees and power lines were brought down, resulting in widespread outages. At some point, nearly 50,000 people were without power in Alabama.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 9/6/2018 2:02:45 AM
Gordon never reached hurricane strength by the time it came ashore Tuesday night just west of the Mississippi-Alabama line.
What's left of Gordon is forecast to head northeast into Arkansas, which was forecast to get heavy rain from the system by Wednesday night. By Saturday, what's left of the storm was forecast to hook to the north, then northeast on a path toward the Great Lakes. National Weather Service offices in Missouri and Oklahoma said Gordon's remnants could add to the rain caused by a frontal boundary already causing heavy rains in parts of the Midwest. Flash flood watches stretched from the Florida panhandle, through parts of southwest Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois.
Source: DORRIS

Published Monday, September 3, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon spun up early Labor Day just south of Florida, the National Hurricane Center said, and is forecast to move toward the Louisiana Gulf Coast over the next two days.

Tropical storm warnings have been posted for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys, as well as portions of the northern Gulf Coast. Strong wind gusts, battering waves, above-normal tides, minor coastal flooding, flash flooding and a couple of isolated tornadoes and waterspouts will be the main threats from the storm, AccuWeather said.

As of 8 a.m. ET, Gordon had winds of 45 mph and was moving to the west-northwest at 17 mph. The center of the storm was located about 20 miles west of Key Largo, Florida.

On it current forecast track, the center of Gordon will move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Monday afternoon and evening and reach the warning area along the central Gulf Coast by late Tuesday or Tuesday night, the hurricane center said.

Parts of the northern Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches rainfall Tuesday into Wednesday, from southeast Louisiana into far southern Mississippi and far southern Alabama, according to the Weather Channel. Localized totals of 6 inches or more are possible in some areas.

The storm should make landfall with winds of about 60 mph. However, it could still reach hurricane status, which would be 74 mph, AccuWeather said.

"Any strong tropical storm has the potential to strengthen to a hurricane even when that storm may only spend a day or two over warm waters," according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

Gordon is the seventh named tropical storm or hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year.
Source: DORRIS

Tropical Storm Gordon Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 200 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Met
Response: Prepare
Severity: Severe
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 1

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