Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY

Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY

A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Louisiana to Alabama.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared her own state of emergency and closed all non-essential government offices.

Visiting from Nashville, the couple planned to stay on the island despite the storm.

In Mississippi, vessels in the harbors of Biloxi and Gulfport were ordered to evacuate by Tuesday due to the risk from storm surge there.

Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds Monday.

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Oil prices fell on Wednesday, partly reversing a strong jump from the previous day, as the impact of a tropical storm on US Gulf coast production was not as strong as initially expected.

"Gordon is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and hurricane conditions to portions of the central Gulf Coast where a Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect", the center says.

West of the mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas are also under a tropical storm warning.

According to N.W.S., the tropical wave is located a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

"You don't know what the intensity of the storm is going to be". By Saturday evening, however, it had blossomed into a depression and by Sunday morning intensified to a Tropical Storm about 10 miles west of Key Largo. Hurricane Nate was the last hurricane to strike the us, making landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, last October.

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

An inmate with the Hancock County Department of Corrections helps Janice Labat fill a bag with sand as the storm approaches Bay St. Louis, Miss. Current spaghetti forecast models indicate that storm will spin off to sea.

Airlines including Delta, Southwest and Frontier warned that delays and flight cancellations were possible at airports near the Gulf Coast because of the storm, and that they may waive fees for itinerary changes.

The National Hurricane Center has Gordon's path cutting through Arkansas.

"However, this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track", it said.

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Hurricane season in the U.S. started on June 1 and will last until November 30.

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