Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes
Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes
Tropical Storm Gordon in gulf, moving away from Florida
05 September, 2018, 15:03
The National Hurricane Center has continued a Hurricane Warning for the Alabama & Mississippi Gulf Coasts through Wednesday, with a Tropical Storm Warning along the coast of Louisiana & Florida.
Tropical-storm force winds were already lashing the Alabama and western Florida panhandle coastlines and some areas still recovering from last year's storms could see 12 inches (30 cm) of rain. Additionally the National Hurricane Center is reporting Gordon is expected to bring life-threatening storm surges to portions of the central Gulf Coast, with surge warnings issued for the mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi-Alabama border.
Flooding was also a risk.
It said the system is forecast to move slowly westward to west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic for the next several days, and environmental conditions are expected to gradually become more conducive for development.
Tropical Storm Gordon is the primary concern. "We're all being cautious and keeping an eye on it", said Cory Parker, business agent of IATSE Local 478 in the Big Easy, whose offices are still open at this time.
"I'm asking all residents to do their part in getting ready for this storm", New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement. The heavy rain is north and east of the center of the storm, or over MS and Alabama.
In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana.
Gordon is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane, with sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour, before it reaches the north central Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said. "Now is the time to get your plans all set", he said. MS shut down a dozen Gulf Coast casinos.
Slight strengthening could still occur, with Gordon potentially a category 1 hurricane as it makes landfall tonight near Biloxi, Mississippi. You know you're going to flood before anyone else does.
Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle called for a voluntary evacuation of the barrier island.
"You just blend it into your lifestyle when you live outside the levee system".
The storm could be weakened by another storm in the area, say weather forecasters. In this scenario, the storm could be forced west and move toward the eastern US coast.
Florence is not a threat to land and there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect for this storm.
The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, promised residents that the city has "the pumps and the power" needed for the storm. A Tropical Storm Gordon Twitter account even cropped up on Monday, personifying the terror so many people felt.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ( Samsung ) has announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Samsung Galaxy Note9 . For most of the users, wallpapers don't play any major role, but to be honest it is a very underrated part of the smartphone.
Roma captain Daniele de Rossi is looking forward to the group stage despite a tough group that includes the champions. Salah left the Champions League final in tears after the same shoulder was injured in a tackle by Ramos.
Ohr's wife, Nellie, who worked for the political research firm, Fusion GPS, that hired Steele, attended at least part of it. Ohr's relationship with his wife and his interactions with Steele tie him loosely to the Russian Federation investigation.
This time may be different, however, as new Khan has said he seeks "mutually beneficial" relations with the United States. Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné Faulkner said the USA military would aim to spend the money on other "urgent priorities".
Kelly Jean Kelly wrote this story for VOA Learning English with reports from the Associated Press and VOA News. Protesters began interrupting about an hour after chairman Chuck Grassley gaveled in the hearing.
Appointing McCain's replacement was a tricky task for Ducey, as it required him to balance several competing concerns. If he has not changed his mind, it's likely he will not run for another term once the rest of McCain's term expires.
He was sent home and came into this summer's Bachelor in Paradise still wounded and conflicted about commitment. I wasn't true to who I was, and I feel like people think I'm less of a man because of that.
While aides described his tweets as the "devil's workshop", Trump has insisted he was the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter. The very title of former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman's recent book was Unhinged .
Duncan Hunter of California was indicted and accused of fraud and stealing campaign funds for personal use, and Rep. Trump pointed to the popularity of the two men who faced an easy re-election before being indicted.
The site believes the iPhone XS will come in 5.8in and 6.5in OLED screen sizes and be available in a new gold finish. We're expecting a lot from the event as we have previously heard numerous rumors on what we can look forward to.
Former senator Jon Kyl to replace John McCain in Senate
Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) congratulated Kyl in a statement saying, "I look forward to working with him in the Arizona delegation". The Kyl pick could allow Ducey to have his uncontroversial caretaker - and his long-term, far-right Senate appointment, too.
Amazon becomes the country's second $1 trillion company
Most notable was the speed with which Amazon hit the milestone, with its shares having more than tripled in the past three years. The 54-year-old is now worth more than $166 billion, according to Bloomberg's billionaires index on Tuesday.
Nadal sees off Basilashvili to reach U.S. Open quarters
It was the fourth win for Nadal in four Grand Slam matches against Thiem, the most recent coming in May's French Open Final. In women's action, last year's runner-up Madison Keys opens on Arthur Ashe against Slovakian 29th seed Dominika Cibulkova.
Typhoon brings heavy rain, powerful winds to western Japan
Toyota Motor Corp. halted operations at most of its group plants, and Honda Motor Co. stopped its Suzuka plant in Mie prefecture. Strong winds brought down one company's storage facility in Shiga Prefecture, killing one man, according to local media .
Shooting breaks out at California's Del Mar race track
As is our special events protocol, substantial law enforcement and private security was on site in anticipation of the event. Sheriff's deputies responded by returning fire, hitting Elizarraras multiple times in the torso and arm.
Blue Jays trade Donaldson to Indians
On Thursday, he homered in his first at-bat in the second game of his rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Dunedin. Donaldson has played in just 36 games this year, as the third baseman is dealing with a nagging hamstring injury.