South Florida braces for tropical storm Gordon

The Gulf Coast is preparing for its first major storm of the season.
1:32 | 09/04/18

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Transcript for South Florida braces for tropical storm Gordon
The Gulf Coast is bracing for its first major storm of the season now is the time to pay attention. We do not do idle threats. And Gordon is gaining steam expected to make landfall along the Mississippi coastline is a category one hurricane. Make your plan make sure your family knows what it is. Residents from Louisiana. To Alabama are getting ready prepping against heavy rates coastal flooding and high winds. Dissipated via the 75 miles per hour. This storm has already drenched South Florida. Police were urging drivers there to stay off the flooded roads the road there'll be flooded some of the jets troopers. No Mississippi and Louisiana declared state of emergency ahead of the storm. Our absolute number one priority. Is public safety they know what these storms can bring death last year Mississippi was dealing with hurricane Nate. And it's 85 mile per hour winds and thirty foot waves that storm like Biloxi casinos the storm surge has completely. In golf the first floor here now they're getting ready for another direct hit. Last year this entire area where we're standing was under water and people your tell us they expect the very same thing to happen with this storm. That's because again the main concerns with Gordon are that heavy rain and flooding both humor along the coast and further in went. Maggie really ABC news Biloxi Mississippi.

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