As Tropical Storm Gordon heads for landfall on Tuesday, heavy rain and winds are currently spreading across Florida, and warnings have been posted for South Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, a hurricane watch is also now in effect for the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi.
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The National Hurricane Center issued the following at 4am CDT (10am BST) on September 4:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* Shell Beach to Dauphin Island
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* West of Shell Beach to the Mouth of the Mississippi River
* East of Dauphin Island to Navarre
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida Border
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* West of the Mouth of the Pearl River to east of Morgan City,
Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas
* Alabama-Florida Border to Okaloosa-Walton County Line
Gordon will land on the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday as a strong tropical storm or possibly a category 1 hurricane.
The Weather Channel said that anyone who lives along the Gulf Coast should be making preparations for Gordon through Tuesday morning.
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