Florida braces for Hurricane Gordon
Florida sounded the hurricane warning in several southern areas after it found itself drenched after the initial visit of tropical storm Gordon and is now expecting it to come into Mississippi and Louisiana as a full blown hurricane by Tuesday night.
The storm passed over Florida’s southern tip on Monday, generating winds up to 50 miles per hour and is expected to pour down 8 inches of water when it touches down in land as a hurricane.
Voluntary evacuation orders were issued on Monday for parts of Louisiana for residents in areas outside the levee protection system. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana.
The warning stretches from the mouth of the Pearl River eastward to the Alabama/Florida border.
We expect and hope that Hurricane Gordon will dissipate in central US by Saturday.