Gordon Moving Quickly Across Eastern Gulf Of Mexico

"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.

Gordon became a tropical storm after having strengthened rapidly overnight, and late Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for the mouth of the Pearl River, which divides Louisiana and MS in the central Gulf.

The city expects to feel the storm's impact beginning late Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday, she said.

Florence was moving toward the west-northwest near 14 miles per hour and maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts.

In anticipation of heavy rains, the Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) has closed 21 floodgates on the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier near New Orleans, according to a press release. Gordon will be tracking through the gulf overnight and heading toward the LA and MS coastlines for late Tuesday.

Edwards announced at a news conference Monday evening that 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana, where heavy rains and strong winds are anticipated Tuesday. Tropical storm warnings for the interior counties.

For everyone else, the mayor is urging them to stock up on supplies, and shelter in place.

Sustained winds of tropical-storm-force are likely in the zone under a hurricane warning, with the possibility of hurricane-force gusts, over 74 miles per hour.

A number of schools across Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and MS will not open Tuesday and others announced they would close early ahead of the storm's arrival.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning areas.

Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents.

The National Weather Service said Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades City also could expect hazardous weather on Monday.

The main weather story across the southeast is Tropical Storm Gordon.

The southern Gulf Coast has already been heavily impacted by this summer's so-called "red tide," in which massive algae blooms have caused waves of dead marine life to wash up along the coast, driving people from the water.

The National Weather Service said Monday that Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades City in Florida were among the locations that could expect hazardous weather over the next 36 hours.

Separately, Tropical Storm Florence continues to hold steady over the eastern Atlantic.

"We're asking people to do the same things that we're doing: prepare", Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said in a statement. It is near the Cape Verde Islands, more than 3,500 miles from South Florida, and is being given a 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, forecasters said.


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