Storm Watch : Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Gordon

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHS), “Gordon is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and hurricane conditions to portions of the central Gulf Coast...The highest storm surge is expected along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Dauphin island tonight and early Wednesday..." (National Hurricane Center).

Tropical storm conditions evidently leave a wake of destruction as heavy rainfall is expected to cause flash flooding. It is expected that we will see at least a record high of 12 inches of rainfall from this tropical storm.

This graphic displays an approximate representation of the areas affected by this storm pattern.

The key is represented as follows:

-Hurricane Warning (Red)
-Hurricane Watch (Pink)
-Tropical Storm Warning (Blue)
-Tropical Storm Watch (Yellow)
-D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH
-S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
-H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
-M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH

Residents within the immediate area are advised to take the proper precautions necessary in order to prepare and brace for Tropical Storm Gordon. Be mindful of your surroundings and make best efforts to stock up on important emergency supplies such as a portable power source, food, water, and medicine.

Be mindful of any evacuation orders issues by your local, state, and or federal government. For any emergencies requiring immediate attention, please contact your local emergency services.