MEMA Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon

MEMA Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon

MEMA Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon

Meanwhile Tropical Storm Florence continues to hold steady over the eastern Atlantic, about 790 miles (1271 kilometers) west-northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

"The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", the NHC forecast warns.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Tropical Storm Florence is moving in the direction of Bermuda.

Gordon, the seventh named storm of the season, is expected to strengthen further as it travels over sea-surface temperatures for the next three days, Stewart said. Hurricane Warnings are in effect for the MS and Alabama Gulf Coasts.

The hurricane center also issued a storm surge warning, meaning possible "danger of life-threatening inundation, " for late Tuesday for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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The National Weather Service said conditions were "possible" for tornadoes in the affected parts of South Florida on Monday night.

You might want to think twice about heading to the beach this Labor Day as forecasters expect storms to drench South Florida Monday.

Gordon lashed south Florida with rain and tropical storm-force winds. We'll increase the clouds as the day goes on and also look for a few isolated downpours after 6PM, particularly south of US-82.

The impact on the coast from Alabama and Northwest Florida to MS and Louisiana will be significantly bigger: heavy rain, damaging winds, occasional tornadoes, coastal flooding, and deadly rip currents.

The Hurricane Center issued storm surge warnings from Shell Beach, the MS border with Alabama. The risk is enhanced Monday afternoon near the Atlantic coastline from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach where stronger individual thunderstorms may develop and move ashore. As it approached the upper Florida Keys, it strengthened and was reclassified.

At the mouth of the Mississippi River, around the area of New Orleans, the storm could generate a surge of up to 1.2 metres and smaller surges could hit coast land along other parts of the Gulf Coast, Graham said. It is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour. A wind gust of 61 miles per hour was recently observed at the Pensacola naval air station.

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