Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes

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Gordon has been marching up from the Florida keys, lashing south Florida with rain and tropical storm-force winds.

A State of Emergency has been declared in both MS and Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday.

Gordon may strengthen to hurricane status before making landfall along the central Gulf Coast tonight bringing risky storm surge, heavy rain, and damaging winds.

Florence became a hurricane as Tropical Storm Gordon is chugging along toward the northern Gulf Coast and away from the Florida peninsula Tuedsay evening. Latest advisory forecast track still favors a MS coast landfall this evening, though a little bit of wobble one side or the other could alter this outcome.

Portions of Gulf Breeze have received almost 4 inches of rain in the last four hours, according to the National Weather Service.

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Florence was moving toward the west-northwest near at 12 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour with higher gusts, according to the hurricane center's 11 a.m. Tuesday update.

"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be accompanied by large waves", the center said.

Closer to home, Gordon will continue to bring some heavy rain into South Florida on Tuesday, with a few lingering showers and storms across the Orlando area.

Gordon is expected to reach the Louisiana coast this evening and continue northwest during the night.

Gordon was moving to the northwest at 15 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has declared a state of emergency for her city, closing all non-essential government offices on Tuesday.

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

The storm halted some energy production in the US Gulf, with companies evacuating 54 offshore platforms and halting 156,907 barrels-per-day of oil production and 232 million cubic feet-per-day of natural gas output.

In Denham Springs, Mike O'Neal isn't expecting his restaurant Big Mike's Sports Bar and Grill, which flooded in 2016, to take water from Gordon, but he's concerned streets in the area will flood, preventing employees from coming to work.

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