Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall in Mississippi

The South continues to be slammed with heavy rain and gusty winds; flood watches were in effect from Florida to Arkansas.
2:06 | 09/05/18

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Were to move on now to that deadly storm Gordon slamming ashore now moving in win tonight it will combine forces with another system moving across the country. Hurricane force wind gusts and a powerful storm surge battering dauphin island. That's an Alabama ripping apart buildings that storm now a tropical depression at this hour. And it's destructive force is on the move across several states ABC's Victor Kendall from the storm zone tonight. Forty dead and marching inland bringing heavy rain in dangerous flash flooding. In Alabama a direct hit at dolphin island making official landfall in Mississippi as a tropical storm that did yeah M Tuesday. Shares of any data here up to five feet of storm surge. Rocha Swedes ripping building support and hurling debris. Gordon's destruction visible at day break. Tens of thousands losing power in the region. Were coming across a lot of downed trees here in Pensacola just take a look at the size of this one now blocking the street. One tree crashing down in two of Bailey's home here. I ran over their fear factor to help them and they said that her baby was trapped under there and he was crying tragically that child did not survive. David Wright no tropical storm Gordon is pulling in these strong bands of rain from the Gulf of Mexico. Think Jamie and shut down this pier along Pensacola beach while it has moved further inland we're still looking at more rain in the chance of isolated tornadoes in this area tonight. We are not out of the woods yet. David that is clear Victor thank you let's get. Right senior meteorologist rob Marciano tracking it all force tonight rob. Aided the problem with Gordon as its hit the brakes I was movie real slow techno where the center is right over Jackson Mississippi there's those bands that Victor mentioned. And it's gonna take really right through the weekend to spin itself. Into the Great Lakes and it's gonna bump up against a couple of fronts really squeezing more tropical moisture editors are from Little Rock to Saint Louis to Cleveland on a four. Dave inches possible flooding potentially there at a very active Atlantic Ocean likely another storm plus hurricane force now a category four storm David. We'll be watching that very closely to next rob Marciano our thanks to you was well.

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