U.S. Gulf Coast Bracing for Hurricane Gordon as Storm Nears

The worst conditions are expected to arrive along the north central Gulf Coast by late afternoon Tuesday and, especially, Tuesday evening.

A hurricane warning was put into effect for the area stretching from the mouth of the Pearl River in MS to the Alabama-Florida border.

A tropical storm dumped heavy rain on South Florida and the Florida Keys on Monday, prompting a hurricane watch along the storm's projected path in the central Gulf Coast.

Sustained winds of tropical-storm-force are likely in the zone under a hurricane warning, with the possibility of hurricane-force gusts, over 74 miles per hour. Gordon has intensified with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and continues to have an improved structure on satellite and radar (see Fig. 1).

The storm could still pump up to a hurricane before making landfall Tuesday night.

There is a Special Marine Warning for Indian River County and Brevard County.

A storm surge warning was in effect for the area between Shell Beach, Louisiana, and Dauphin Island, Alabama, with predicted heights of up to 3-5 ft if the peak surge coincides with high tide.

Typhoon brings heavy rain, powerful winds to western Japan
Japanese media reported that flights to and from the region had been cancelled and some train service suspended. The tanker's 11 crew members were not injured and remained on board, according to Japan's coast guard.

A Tropical Storm Gordon Twitter account even cropped up on Monday, personifying the terror so many people felt.

In Mississippi, vessels in the harbors of Biloxi and Gulfport have been ordered to evacuate by 2 p.m. Tuesday due to the risk from storm surge there. A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for Grand Isle, Louisiana and schools have also closed for September 4th in Grand Isle. This will mean some flooding possibilities for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Mobile area.

The weather will gradually improve Wednesday. 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. Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to continue through Tuesday as the storm intensified but moved away from central Florida, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Dustin Norman.

The last time there was no hurricane between July 13 and September 3, peak season, was in 2013, Klotzbach said.

The storm left many businesses on Florida's Gulf Coast feeling shortchanged by the holiday weekend.

John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast. Forecasters say little change in strength is expected in coming days and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Related Articles

  • Tom Brady’s Reaction To Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Is Going Viral

    Tom Brady’s Reaction To Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Is Going Viral

    Kaepernick contends the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with players by conspiring to keep him off teams. Kaepernick tweeted an image from the campaign with the caption, "Believe in something".

    Former Charger Colton Underwood announced as the next ‘Bachelor’

    Nick in the Morning readers were teased last week about how Colton Underwood might be the new star of ABC's " The Bachelor ". Tia also confirmed via Twitter that she would not be a contestant on Colton's season of The Bachelor .
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor calls for Malaysian boycott over lesbian caning

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor calls for Malaysian boycott over lesbian caning

    Amnesty International Malaysia said: "Caning is a form of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and may amount to torture". She said Malaysian laws were inconsistent because civil laws prohibit corporal punishment against female prisoners.
  • John McCain was 'a friend to Canada' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

    John McCain was 'a friend to Canada' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

    Jon Kyl , once the second-highest ranked Republican in the Senate, has been named to succeed the late Sen. McCain's widow, Cindy McCain , tweeted Thursday that Kyl "is a dear friend of mine and John's".
    Djokovic sends massive warning shot to Federer and Nadal

    Djokovic sends massive warning shot to Federer and Nadal

    As the temperatures rose so did the tempers, with both players engaging in animated arguments with chair umpire James Keothavong. Keys punched her ticket to the quarterfinals with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 35 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
    Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarterfinals

    Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarterfinals

    The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will now play Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova . "I worked really hard on that". There were more cheers when the home favorite then broke for a 2-0 lead and Williams rolled on to victory.
  • Netanyahu Meets U.S. Envoy over Syria, Iran, Regional Stability

    Netanyahu Meets U.S. Envoy over Syria, Iran, Regional Stability

    Tehran has provided steady political, financial and military backing to Assad as he has fought back a seven-year uprising.
    Fuel prices touch new high on low INR

    Fuel prices touch new high on low INR

    This broke the last record of Rs 86.24 a litre for petrol and Rs 73.79 a litre for diesel on May 29. Petrol prices increased by Rs 0.31 per litre and touched Rs 79.15 per litre in Delhi.
    Lula da Silva barred from running for Brazil's presidency

    Lula da Silva barred from running for Brazil's presidency

    He left office with a 90% approval rating, after his policies helped to lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty. A party statement said the court had bowed to the wishes of Brazil's elites to stop Lula returning to office.
  • Brett Kavanaugh hearing: More than 42,000 documents released hours before

    Brett Kavanaugh hearing: More than 42,000 documents released hours before

    Grassley is chairing the confirmation hearing later Tuesday for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. If all goes as Republicans plan, Kavanaugh could be on the bench when the court begins its new term on October 1.
    Gladys Knight has pancreatic cancer - 03-Sep

    Gladys Knight has pancreatic cancer - 03-Sep

    Near the end, Stevie Wonder brought the dwindling audience to their feet, swaying to his classic tribute to love, "As". Franklin's open casket was placed at the front of the church as mourners streamed by in advance of the service.
    Manchester City vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report

    Manchester City vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report

    When asked whether or not he was happy with Sane's attitude, the former FC Bayern München and Barcelona boss said: "Yes". City have won seven points from their opening three matches of the new campaign.