Gordon Made Landfall
Tens of thousands were without power along the Gulf Coast late yesterday and one child reportedly died as the region braced for a tropical storm that made landfall.
Tropical storm Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said yesterday. Gordon was located about 35 miles south-southwest of Mobile, Alabama and was packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. A storm must reach winds of 74 miles per hour to reach hurricane status.
“Rapid weakening is forecast after Gordon moves inland, and is forecast to become a tropical depression on Wednesday,” the NHC added.