The first victim of tropical storm «Gordon» was the child, on whose house a tree fell

Tropical storm «Gordon» did not become a hurricane, but will leave a tragic mark. The strongest wind in Florida knocked down a tree on a mobile home, which was the child. The age of the deceased is not yet known.

«Gordon» «went ashore» late in the evening on Tuesday, September 4, West of the border between Alabama and Mississippi. Now the storm moves inland, the Arkansas, gradually weakening, but too early to relax.

Forecasters predict heavy rains (up to 20-30 inches of rain), that won’t stop until Saturday. In Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois for possible flooding, some rivers may flood. Also in all these States, the threat of a tornado.

Some roads are already flooded, so drivers are urged, when planning a trip, monitor the weather.

More than 27 thousand people from the storm «Gordon» were left without electricity in Alabama, West Florida and Southeast Mississippi.

The governors of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana declared a state of emergency, which will allow faster to mobilize state resources and National guard troops.

Intense wind, rain and surge from Tropical Storm #Gordon in Dauphin Island, AL

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In the Gulf of Mexico evacuated workers with at least 54 platforms for oil and gas.

Mayors of towns on barrier Islands have warned the population that at some time they may be cut off from the mainland.

According to meteorologists, until the «Gordon» is weakened near the coast of Africa formed another potential storm.

«This is the peak of hurricane season. The time has come when people need to constantly monitor the weather and be prepared for emergency situations», — noted the Director of the National hurricane center Ken Graham.

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