At 11 a.m. EDT on September 4, the NHC said that aircraft and radar imagery showed that the center of Gordon was making landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.
Trucks with the Alabama Department of Transportation work to block off a flooded part of US Highway 98 while fighting rain from Tropical Storm Gordon on Wednesday in Spanish Fort, Ala.
The rainfall will cause flash flooding across portions of these areas.
Gordon's maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour (110 kilometers). It knocked out power to at least 27,000 utility customers in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Neighbors told the newspaper the victim was about 10 months old, but the Escambia County Sheriff's Office confirmed the child was 2 years old. A downed tree hit a mobile home in Pensacola, killing an infant inside.
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The death has been confirmed by Emergency officials.No one else inside the home was injured. The name and age of the child were not released. Some areas still recovering from last year's storms could see 30 cm of rain. The system has already brought heavy rain to the Florida Panhandle and will continue to dump rain as it moves north as far as IL. New Orleans braced for flooding, but in the end got only a glancing blow.
On Sept. 5 at 3:10 a.m. EDT (0710 UTC) Aqua passed over the Gulf coast again, and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard measured infrared temperatures. Boaters and fishermen returned to marinas after having fled inland a day before.
At LaFrance Marina near Ansley, Mississippi, a mile north of Heron Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, marina owner Sue Cates said that a tidal surge is sure to push water into the marina's low-lying campgrounds, making evacuation "the only choice" people have to protect themselves. She said numerous locals, herself included, were planning to stay through the storm but many visitors who'd come in for the Labor Day weekend were heading out of town. "I think when you look at how rough the water is today, it's pretty self-explanatory".
"There are no dunes and there's no protection, so the realty company we rented from moved us across the street and down so that we would be safe", said Robin Berry.
Dominic Carlucci drove back to his home on the barrier island in his Hummer, and found no damage, just a sagging wooden fence. The last hurricane to strike the US was Nate last October, coming ashore in Biloxi with 120 km/h winds. "We're good", he said. It could bring potentially life-threatening storm surge across parts of coastal Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
While Tropical Storm Gordon has come and gone, it's leaving behind a soggy legacy in northwest Florida and south Alabama for the next few days.