Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

Florida weather flooding

Tropical Storm Gordon is on its way into the Gulf of Mexico, and CNN reports that it could reach hurricane status by the time it makes landfall.

Voluntary evacuation orders were issued on Monday for parts of Louisiana for residents in areas outside the levee protection system.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana.

Florence's maximum sustained winds are 70 miles per hour, and the storm is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour. After making landfall, it is expected to charge inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch through Tuesday night, particularly in coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Up to eight inches of rain is expected in some parts of the Gulf states by late Thursday.

Gordon is still expected to remain a tropical storm, with winds topping out at 60 miles per hour in the Gulf of Mexico. It predicts rising waters of 3 to 5 feet in an area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

A hurricane watch remains in effects for portions of the central U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches.

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County Line and stretches from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach and from Craig Key to Ocean Reef, including Florida Bay.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence continued to gain strength over the eastern Atlantic on Monday, about 980 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News.

In a tweet, Miami Beach Police advised residents and visitors that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents. This will mean some flooding possibilities for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Mobile area. Southern Louisiana to the Texas border could see surges of 1 to 2 feet.

"The main source of uncertainty in the track forecast is exactly when and to what extent Florence will make this turn", NHC hurricane specialist David Zelinsky in his forecast. More than 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power Monday due to weather conditions.

The gates are in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, primarily along the Industrial Canal and susceptible to high-tide conditions if not closed, the city said. Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to continue through Tuesday as the storm intensified but moved away from central Florida, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Dustin Norman.

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