Gordon slammed ashore along the central Gulf Coast Tuesday night as a tropical storm, bringing high winds, heavy rain and strong storm surge before weakening to a tropical depression Wednesday morning.
Schools have been canceled in communities along the Gulf and flood warnings are posted.
The National Hurricane Center is warning that rainfall could total 12 inches or more in some areas, including southwest Alabama, southern and central Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana and southern Arkansas as Gordon makes its way inland.
Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Tropical Storm Gordon at 11:30 a.m. EDT Sept. 4 from an altitude of 255 miles as the storm churned over the northern Gulf of Mexico moving northwest at 15 miles an hour. pic.twitter.com/gwMN4vaVHl
Original report: A hurricane warning remains in effect for the area from the Pearl River in Mississippi to the Alabama-Florida border.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as the storm moved into the Gulf of Mexico traveling at 17 mph. It is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning.
NEW — Louisiana Governor John Bel-Edwards has declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY in advance of #Gordon. Meteorologist Scot Pilie' will have a full Facebook Live Update on Tropical Storm #Gordon at 6:35PM. https://t.co/7z1TbSbgMr
In this image released by NOAA's GOES-16 on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Tropical Storm Gordon appears south of Florida. The storm is expected to cross from southwest Florida into the Gulf Coast later Monday afternoon. (NOAA via AP)