Tropical Storm Gordon

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Tropical Storm Gordon

Natali Barias, Reporter

On September 4, 2018, Tropical Storm Gordon was forecasted to be a category one hurricane. The storm was on course to strike the Gulf Coast and the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Voluntary evacuation orders were issued in parts of Louisiana. At around 10:15pm on September 4th, the storm made landfall on the Alabama-Mississippi border.

It was expected that the storm would bring 75 mph winds along with 3-6 inches of rain. According to the National Hurricane Center there was also a possibility of ¬†“life threatening” storm surge. Alabama Power is said to have been “preparing for the worst.” ¬†Wednesday morning, the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression, but is still expected to cause significant rain as it travels to the Midwest.