The tropical storm could turn into a hurricane and smash into MS with some experts believing it could become a Category 1 cyclone.
Off the African coast, a tropical wave several hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands now has an 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next five days as it moves westward across the Atlantic, the Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning. No one else inside the home was injured, spokeswoman Amber Southard said.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency, saying 200 Louisiana National Guardsmen were being deployed, along with 63 high-water trucks, 39 boats, and 4 helicopters. It warned the rain could cause flash flooding, with totals potentially reaching 8 inches and isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches.
The storm could be weakened by another storm in the area, say weather forecasters. And for 2018, the post-holiday period has meteorologists closely watching two tropical storms.
Gordon is predicted to hit near the Louisiana/Mississippi border late on Tuesday or early Wednesday, with the hurricane warning stretching to the Alabama-Florida border. The region could see rising waters of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters). It was moving relatively quickly, at about 15 miles per hour (25 kph).
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At the time, peak sustained winds were 45 miles per hour , but wind gusts were in the 50 mph-to-60 miles per hour range. Tropical storm warnings are coming for parts of south Florida and the Keys, the NHC said, in a 9 a.m. special advisory.
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"Rapid weakening is expected after Gordon moves inland".
The center says Gordon will bring heavy rainfall to southwest Alabama, southern and central MS, southeastern and northeastern Louisiana and southeast Arkansas through late Thursdays.
Gulf Power, another electricity supplier, also used Twitter to say: "The northeast section of Gordon continues to pound away at us with about 10,000 customers without power". When the storm arrives at the north-central Gulf Coast, it is expected to have strengthened into a low-level hurricane.
In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a voluntary evacuation notice for areas outside the levee system.
New Orleans was devastated by deadly Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A storm surge watch spread east of Dauphin Island, and east to Navarre, Florida.
A few tornadoes are possible this afternoon through tonight near the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.