Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

05 September, 2018, 04:42 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • NOAA’s GOES-East satellite images show Tropical Storm Gordon over South Florida valid as of 9 a.m

New Orleans director of emergency preparedness Collin Arnold says the storm has the potential to turn into a "low-level hurricane" with potential winds of up to 70 miles per hour (113 kph). The area has already been heavily impacted by this summer's so-called "red tide"- massive algae blooms that have caused waves of dead marine life to wash up along the coast. In St. Tammany Parish, a line of cars reached between 20 and 25 vehicles long at times.

The National Hurricane Center said at 11 p.m. EDT that the storm was centred 330 miles (530 kilometres) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

"The system could reach category one hurricane status by tomorrow".

A hurricane warning was put into effect for the area stretching from the mouth of the Pearl River in MS to the Alabama-Florida border.

Gordon became a tropical storm after having strengthened rapidly overnight, and late Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for the mouth of the Pearl River, which divides Louisiana and MS in the central Gulf. Still, the southeastern part of the state remains under a tropical storm warning and residents need to be prepared for the storm to shift west, Edwards said. It drenched Florida on Labor Day, forcing officials in Miami and the Florida Panhandle to close beaches due to rough surf and potential rip currents. Many replies to various National Weather Service accounts or other outlets with their pleas that the storm veer spontaneously away, as the Gulf coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Inspired Thiem makes first U.S. Open quarter-final
Nadal said he will need to raise his game to get past the red-hot Dominic Thiem , who reached his first U.S. After repeatedly being overwhelmed by towering Kevin Anderson's booming serve, Thiem learned his lesson.

Papadopoulos claim Trump 'nodded with approval' over Putin meeting
He is asking the court to give him probation for his charge of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation . It was shortly after meeting Olga that Papadopoulos proposed a Putin meeting to Trump and his campaign.

Ryan Thomas' Daughter Scarlett Supports Her Dad In Heartwarming Video
Since I've been out of the house the first thing I did was look at the clip and speak to my family and reflect. Roxanne this morning spoke out on Channel 5's Jeremy Vine show about the "punchgate" incident.

A hurricane watch has been issued for portions of the central U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches.

As much as 3 to 6 inches of rain is forecast across coastal MS and southeast Louisiana over the next few days, and higher amounts could occur, the weather service said in a news bulletin Monday morning.

The city expects to feel the storm's impact beginning late Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday, she said. It predicts rising waters of 3 to 5 feet in an area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Flooding from rainfall may call for evacuations in some areas in Southwest Mississippi, mainly west of Interstate 55, and north of I-10 in Southeast Louisiana. The storm is on track to continue moving west-northwest toward the island of Bermuda through Thursday morning.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida Border. Gordon has intensified with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and continues to have an improved structure on satellite and radar (see Fig. 1).


  • European Union demands freedom for two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

    European Union demands freedom for two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

    The two journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly illegally obtaining government documents. They were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, a colonial-era law, Reuters reported .
    Djokovic battles heat to reach US Open last eight

    Djokovic battles heat to reach US Open last eight

    Whether he was studying Federer's style or simply admiring his game, Djokovic has the 23-time Grand Slam champion on the brain. He said: "I was playing one match at a time because I didn't have any confidence and I was still anxious about my wrist".
    Apple to launch new iPhones

    Apple to launch new iPhones

    The thing that keeps people on edge until the launch of Apple watches is the fact that they keep strict control on leaks. Earlier this year they predicted the screen on the new wearable would be 15 percent bigger than on previous models.
  • With Colin Kaepernick Deal, Nike Splits From the NFL

    With Colin Kaepernick Deal, Nike Splits From the NFL

    Colin Kaepernick is making waves in football circles again and it's getting the attention, and presumably support, of the game's top quarterback.
    Barcelona vs Huesca : Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score doubles

    Barcelona vs Huesca : Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score doubles

    Huesca were not done there, though, as Alex Gallar netted a second for the visitors just before the half-time interval. Dembele then struck the crossbar with a powerful effort in the 29th minute during a hard period for Huesca .
    Nike Announces New Ad Campaign Featuring Colin Kaepernick

    Nike Announces New Ad Campaign Featuring Colin Kaepernick

    Former NFL player Burgess Owens on President Trump's Twitter attack against NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem. Kaepernick tweeted the same image as Rovell with the words, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything".
  • Stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz' recovered, Federal Bureau of Investigation  says

    Stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz' recovered, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

    A years-long search for Dorothy's ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz is over. An alarm had been tripped but no signal was sent to police dispatch, museum co-founder John Kelsch said in the documentary.
    Samsung plans to launch a foldable smartphone this year

    Samsung plans to launch a foldable smartphone this year

    Foldable phones have been talked about for a long time, but so far we haven't really seen a worthwhile entry into the category. However, he suggested that more details would be revealed at the Samsung Developer Conference scheduled for November 7 and 8.
    Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

    Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

    Attorney for the Southern District of NY , oversaw the indictment last month of Collins on charges of insider trading . Trump recently told Bloomberg News that he would keep Sessions as attorney general until after the midterm elections.
  • Mike Zimmer 'wished' Khalil Mack hadn't gone to Chicago

    Mike Zimmer 'wished' Khalil Mack hadn't gone to Chicago

    Very, very tough to say goodbye to a great player, but here we are today. "It wasn't my goal to trade Khalil when we got here". Pace has been building a young roster the last three years, and the Bears appeared to be moving closer toward contention.
    Libyan government announces a state of emergency in Tripoli

    Libyan government announces a state of emergency in Tripoli

    Ongoing clashes between warring groups broke out in the suburbs south of Tripoli on Monday. Around 400 prisoners have escaped from a prison in the Libyan capital of Tripoli .
    Four missing, 'presumed submerged' in horror holiday boat crash

    Four missing, 'presumed submerged' in horror holiday boat crash

    The body of a California woman who went missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River this weekend has been recovered. Officials deemed it too risky to allow divers in the water after dark but planned to resume their search Sunday morning.


Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic Defends Jose Mourinho From Recent Criticism
United face Watford in their next Premier League game, before kicking off their Champions League campaign against BSC Young Boys. Mourinho is contracted to United until the end of next season after penning a one-year extension in January.

Trump praises Arizona governor's pick of Jon Kyl to succeed McCain
His funeral service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral was in many ways a stern rebuke of Trump, with presidents George W. Once Kyl is sworn in, Republicans will return to the 51 seats they held in the 100-member Senate before McCain's death.

No increase in fuel prices for September
Saudi Arabia, which is world's second largest oil producer, too is contributing to keep the prices on an upward trend. Fuel prices will be rising once more this morning, with the price of diesel suffering its biggest increase since May.

Umpire gives pep talk to Nick Kyrgios
Totally revitalised, Kyrgios dropped just three games in the last two sets, sealing victory after two hours and 47 minutes. The following changeover, with Kyrgios 0-3 down, though brought about scenes that got the tennis fraternity buzzing.

Nick Foles to start in Eagles' opening-night contest
The team is apparently in no rush to get back on the field and justifiably so if he still hasn't been cleared for contact. It's expected that whenever he returns to full health, he will start and Foles will go back to being the backup.

Firefighters respond to a blaze at Brazil's National Museum
According to BBC , the employees working in the museum had previously expressed concern about the rickety state of the building. The institution's vice-director told Globo news on Sunday night that the museum had suffered from years of neglect .

Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row
Brown - who was a Labour prime minister between June 2007 and May 2010 - said the issue touched at "the soul of the Labour Party". She said: 'If this definition is not adopted, the majority of Labour MPs won't take this sitting down.

Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president
Israel views its ties with the Philippines as special as the latter provided refuge to some 1,300 Jews who escaped the Holocaust. In its lead editorial Monday, the liberal Haaretz daily accused Netanyahu of selling out Israeli values for dubious allies.

Muslim women caned in Malaysia over same-sex behaviour
Lawyers and activists say more than 100 people witnessed the caning in a Sharia court in north-east Terengganu state. Malaysia is known to be a moderate Muslim-majority country but has seen rising religious sentiment in recent years.

New Hampshire beach hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem
They should also seek medical treatment if they've been in the Guildford area since August 21. The Public Health Service of Canada points out it can not be transmitted between people.