Gordon continued to weaken over central MS and by 4 p.m. CDT (2100 GMT) was about 45 miles (75 km) northwest of Jackson with maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour (45 km per hour), the Weather Prediction Center said. "Not too often you see a TS spin up that close to land on radar, basically unexpected". The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states - as far north as Iowa - in coming days.
Authorities issued a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside the city's levee protection system, including the Venetian Isles, Lake Saint Catherine and Irish Bayou communities. If Gordon's wind speeds reach 74 miles per hour (119 km/h), the storm will be classified as a hurricane, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The Escambia County Sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page that responding deputies discovered that the child had been killed.
Governors in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana all declared states of emergency for Gordon, allowing them to quickly mobilize state resources and National Guard troops to help during and after the storm. The name and age were not released. The tropical storm has also wreaked havoc along the Florida panhandle and Louisiana. Crews were already restoring electricity early Wednesday.
Before a slight decline in wind speed, it was thought that Gordon would be the first Atlantic basin hurricane to make landfall in 2018. No one else inside the home was injured, spokeswoman Amber Southard said.
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Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the storm's center, with tropical storm force winds outward up to 90 miles. Storm surge warnings and watches extended across most of the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday, along with hurricane and tropical storm warnings.
Since it is more than 1,000 miles away from the Lesser Antilles, it is too soon to know whether it will impact the US coast, but its expected trajectory will take it somewhere off the coast of the Atlantic well east of the U.S.by Friday. "We have multiple types of units that we can send based on the road conditions so if an ambulance is not able to make it to your resident, we do have other types of vehicles that we can get in to provide the care that you might need", Smith said.