Governor Edwards Declares State Of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon

Tropical depression may form in the Gulf of Mexico this week

Tropical depression may form in the Gulf of Mexico this week

The storm is then likely to continue strengthening as it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, before making landfall across the central Gulf Coast states Tuesday night.

Gordon could drop heavy rain - generally 4 to 8 inches, but as many as 12 - from Florida's western panhandle to southern Arkansas through Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical storm Gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it makes landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

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

Forecasters said it was possible Gordon's winds might meet the 74 miles per hour (120 kph) threshold to be a hurricane before making landfall later Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall Tuesday near the border of MS and Alabama.

"We are happy to report that hotels, casinos, attractions and restaurants have resumed business as usual", Milton Segarra, CEO of the tourism organization Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, said in a Wednesday news release.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 p.m. EDT that the storm was centered 15 miles west-southwest of Marco Island on Monday.

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.

Latvian Anastasija Sevastova topples Sloane Stephens in NY
Open quarterfinal before coming back to beat No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in 4 hours, 49 minutes. As one American star lost in the main draw Tuesday, another of the country's rising stars was on display at the U.S.

Several storm systems are bringing flash flooding from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.

"While there remains uncertainty on the strength, timing and track of this feature, there will be potential for heavy rainfall and flooding across portions of our region, especially late Tuesday into Wednesday".

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations.

The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning.

The Governor is warning residents to take caution.

A storm surge covered barrier islands as the storm blew through, and some inland roadways were flooded by the rain.

L. J. Cazaux moved his boat to a nearby lot of elevated land before the rain started in one of the areas outside the protective system, Venetian Isles.

Gordon is the season's seventh-named storm.

Across the Atlantic Ocean, we still have Tropical Storm Florence.

Recommended News

  • Movie star Burt Reynolds dies at 82

    Movie star Burt Reynolds dies at 82

    He felt he ruined his chances for an Oscar nomination at the time because of his famous bearskin rug nude photo. And there's one thing they can never take away: "Nobody had more fun than I did".
    No sex charges for Spacey, Seagal, Anthony Anderson

    No sex charges for Spacey, Seagal, Anthony Anderson

    Beverly Hills police previous year investigated Seagal after a woman reported he had raped her on January 1, 1993. At least six accusations of sex crimes are being investigated by London's Metropolitan Police.
    Josh Donaldson Will Hit Waivers With Several Contenders Interested

    Josh Donaldson Will Hit Waivers With Several Contenders Interested

    Given his injury history, it makes sense that they don't want to risk him accepting that offer and sticking around. Despite that, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports has been told teams are showing interest.
  • Steelers Won't Rescind Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell

    Steelers Won't Rescind Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell

    Bandit passes: Burt Reynolds , who was one of the most iconic American actors of the past 60 years, has passed away at 82 . His teammates seem to be preparing for the Browns with the realization Bell will not be on the field this Sunday.
    Serena lauds Nike for Kaepernick campaign

    Serena lauds Nike for Kaepernick campaign

    The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying the issues raised by Kaepernick "deserve our attention and action". I feel like they can choose or they cannot choose.
    Jose Mourinho: Ronaldo To Manchester United Was Never An Option

    Jose Mourinho: Ronaldo To Manchester United Was Never An Option

    On winning the Champions League, Messi said it is more complicated with more teams with resources to bring in top players . Real lost their Super Cup game against Atletico Madrid, but have won three games in a row to start their LaLiga campaign.
  • Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

    Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

    Trump struck a different note than her husband, prefacing her criticism by proclaiming the importance of first-amendment freedoms. The official is "probably here for all the wrong reasons", Trump continued, and then vowed that he would win re-election in 2020.
    Search continues for victims in 'tragic' Colorado River boat crash

    Search continues for victims in 'tragic' Colorado River boat crash

    Efforts resumed after daybreak Sunday, and authorities closed off the stretch of the river where the search was taking place. Rescuers had to call off the search until Sunday morning because it was too unsafe to put divers in the river after dark.
    Homeless vet sues couple who raised $403000 for him

    Homeless vet sues couple who raised $403000 for him

    But, their relationship soured when Bobbitt insisted that the couple had not handed over all the cash raised for him. Bobbitt, a homeless man, had used his last US$20 to fill up the petrol tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia.
  • Rafael Nadal needs 5 sets, almost  5 hours to outlast Dominic Thiem

    Rafael Nadal needs 5 sets, almost 5 hours to outlast Dominic Thiem

    Thiem opened his tournament in NY by thrashing Sofia champion Mirza Basic 6-3 6-1 6-4. Thiem faced Kevin Anderson (5) in the fourth round and won in straight sets.
    Petrol, diesel prices at highest level

    Petrol, diesel prices at highest level

    In Mumbai petrol touched Rs 86.56 per litre while diesel increased to Rs 75.54 per litre, after a hike of Rs 0.44 per litre. The price of petrol increased by Rs 0.31 per litre while that of diesel was hiked by Rs 0.39 per litre.
    Federer knocked out of US Open by Aussie Millman

    Federer knocked out of US Open by Aussie Millman

    Djokovic, the No. 6 seed in the men's draw, is 28-0 at the US Open when facing an opponent ranked outside the Top 50. He will next face No. 7 seed Marin Cilic who ousted No. 10 seed David Goffin 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.