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There were no immediate injury or damage reports, other than the tree that fell on the mobile home in Pensacola.

Gordon was just shy of hurricane strength before making landfall Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. CDT just west of the Alabama/Mississippi border with sustained winds at 70 miles per hour.

Tropical storm Gordon, which has made landfall and is moving just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border, is expected to weaken to a tropical depression on Wednesday morning, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Storm surge, heavy rainfall, and floods are still the greatest threat for those in the path of Gordon from the Western Florida Panhandle to Louisiana.

Warnings indicate hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified area.

Gordon is expected to reach the Louisiana coast this evening and continue northwest during the night.

The US Coast Guard said the ports of New Orleans and Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi, may have to close within 48 hours.

Also, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the Alabama-Florida border to Okaloosa-Walton County line, according to the NHC.

MS shut down a dozen Gulf Coast casinos as the storm neared.

Murphy's bar opened a year ago for the first time since Hurricane Katrina; members of his family have owned it since 1982.


Gordon is forecasted to become a minimal hurricane, making landfall somewhere in the MS coast by Wednesday morning.

Schools have been closed along the coast and governors in MS and Louisiana have already declared a state of emergency as the storm advances.

"More power outages could be expected overnight from downed trees due to strong winds and saturated ground", CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

LINK: You can track the storms at MyFoxHurricane.

"When you get the higher waves, water starts splashing across".

A auto drives through a road as it slowly begins to flood as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Dauphin Island, Ala.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held an afternoon news conference and said the city has "the pumps and the power" needed to protect residents. A storm surge watch spreads west to the mouth of the Mississippi River and east to Navarre, FL.

"You just blend it into your lifestyle when you live outside the levee system". Hurricane Florence was some 2,400 miles away from the US, and another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa and head east.


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