Tropical Depression Gordon continues to weaken over Mississippi: NHC
06 September, 2018, 23:32 | Author: Carmen Reese
Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday night west of the Alabama-Mississippi border, the National Hurricane Center said. Rain and thunderstorms become more widespread heading into Friday. By Saturday, what's left of the storm was forecast to hook to the north, then northeast on a path toward the Great Lakes.
Forecasters predicted rain of 4-8 inches in the Florida panhandle and parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and IL.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from southeastern Louisiana to the Okaloosa-Walton County line in Florida.
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Coastal areas from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana could experience 4-8 inches of rain, with isolated totals of 12 inches through late Thursday that could cause unsafe flash flooding and "life-threatening" storm surge, according to the hurricane center.
Governors in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana all declared states of emergency to better mobilise state resources and National Guard troops for the storm. New Orleans braced for flooding, but in the end got only a glancing blow. A dozen casinos that shut down were allowed to reopen at noon Wednesday.
"Everyone has actually been pretty well behaved and we haven't had to pull anybody out of the water", said Destin Beach Safety Chief Joe D'Agostino, who made the decision to fly double red flags, closing the water to swimmers.
Modeled estimates include losses to residential, commercial, and industrial properties as well as automobiles, the company said in a statement.
Mayor Jeff Collier had warned ahead of the storm that his community might get cut off. It wasn't almost as bad as when Nate, the last hurricane to strike the usa, came ashore last October in nearby Biloxi, Mississippi.
If this happens, hurricane warnings and storm surge amounts may be shifted based on the new forecast track.
Smith said there's more to it than rain and flooding; it's also the unsafe rip currents and possible power outages.
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