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Tropical Storm Gordon Forecast to Strike U.S. Gulf Coast as a Hurricane

  • Flooding rains expected to spread through Mississippi Delta
  • New Orleans declares state of emergency, closes city offices
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New Orleans is on edge and some offshore energy workers have been evacuated as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast. It’s expected to become a hurricane sometime Tuesday, and threatens to spread flooding rains into the Mississippi Delta and Midwest later this week.

Gordon, with top winds of 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour, was about 130 miles south-southeast of Mobile, Alabama, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory at 2 p.m. New York time. The center of the storm will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.