State of emergency declared in Mississippi

State of emergency declared in Mississippi

State of emergency declared in Mississippi

The National Hurricane Center says Gordon has begun hurling tropical storm-force winds onshore along the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coastline.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect through the weekend for Florence.

Also, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the Alabama-Florida border to Okaloosa-Walton County line, according to the NHC. No one else inside the home was injured, spokeswoman Amber Southard said.

Though the Louisiana coast remained calm as of early Tuesday evening, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and companies cut 9 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production. As much as 8 inches of rain could fall in some parts of the Gulf states through late Thursday as the tropical weather moves inland toward Arkansas.

Jim Cantore took a attractive sunset photo at the Gulfport Harbor on Labor Day after he landed in the Gulf Coast, but he's not the only Weather Channel meteorologist covering Tropical Storm Gordon from the Gulf Coast.

Gordon was located about 55 kilometres south-southwest of Mobile, Alabama and was packing maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Forecasters say the region could see life-threatening, rising waters of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters).

Once Gordon runs its course in the short-term, the weather pattern transitions back to regular onshore flow regime and attendant land-gulf breeze processes each day through the weekend. The biggest impacts will likely be center over areas east of the center of circulation with rain, wind and the potential for spin up tornadoes.

It was expected to become a hurricane during the day Tuesday, the hurricane center's forecast said.

Film and TV productions in New Orleans are shutting down early as Tropical Storm Gordon bears down on the Gulf Coast.

In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a voluntary evacuation notice for areas outside the levee system. The Coast Guard has warned that three ports nearby may need to be closed, including New Orleans, and Gulfport and Pascagoula in Mississippi. Rainfall totals of 2-5 inches are likely over Southern Alabama and MS with isolated amounts over 5 inches possible near the coast.

Hurricane warning in effect for the MS coast! No watches or warnings are now in effect.

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