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GORDON UPDATE FOR MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST

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Changes from yesterday’s update:

· Confidence continues to increase that the main impacts from Gordon will be greatest across the Mississippi coastal counties
· The tropical storm warning has been cancelled for areas generally along and south of a line from Grand Isle to Baton Rouge
Timing:
Impacts are expected to begin this afternoon and continue through at least Wednesday morning. Onset of tropical storm force winds could begin as early as mid afternoon at the coast, progressing inland through the late afternoon. However, the most likely time of onset is during the early evening hours at the coast, progressing inland through the late evening and overnight.

An area-wide summary of impacts:
Wind:
· Potential for winds of 70-80 mph mainly across the Mississippi Coast
· Potential for winds of 40 to 70 mph across other areas along/east of the I-55 corridor
· Potential for winds of 25-40 mph elsewhere
Storm Surge:
· 3-5 ft inundation possible along the open coast from Shell beach eastward to the MS/AL border
· 2-4 ft inundation possible along the open coast from the Mississippi River eastward to Shell Beach
· 1-2 ft inundation along the shores of Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, and along the open coast west of the Mississippi River
Heavy Rain:
· Rainfall totals of 4-8 inches mainly along the Mississippi Coast
· Rainfall totals of 1 to 4 inches elsewhere
· Potential for significantly higher local amounts where rain bands move over the same area for a prolonged period
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone at 985-649-0429 ext 4 or by email at <sr-lix.forecasters@noaa.gov>.

The next full briefing email update will be sent following the 4pm CDT advisory from National Hurricane Center.

The Harrison County Shelters are:

County Farm Road 361 Shelter
15038 County Farm Rd Gulfport, MS 39503

D’Iberville Civic Center – Multi Purpose Building
10395 Auto Mall Parkway D’Iberville, MS 39540

D’Iberville High School
15625 Lamey Bridge Road Biloxi, MS 39532

Gulfport Central Elementary
1043 Pass Road Gulfport, MS 39501

Harrison Central High School
15600 School Road Gulfport, MS 39503

Lobouy Road 361 Shelter
9509 Lobouy Rd Pass Christian, MS 39571

North Bay Elementary School
1825 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532

Salvation Army Building
2019 22nd Street Gulfport, MS 39501

Saucier Lizana Road 361 Shelter
23771 Saucier Lizana Rd Saucier, MS 39574

West Harrison High School
10399 County Farm Road Gulfport, MS 39503

Harrison County Self-Serve Sand Bag Locations:

In Long Beach-Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90
In Gulfport -Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90
Harrison County Road Department -10076 Lorraine Road (Hwy 605) Gulfport
In Diberville Harrison County District One Work Center-10085 Doris Deno/Rodriquez
In Biloxi- Biloxi Fire Station # 9, 9370 Oaklawn Road
In Biloxi- Popp Ferry Soccer Fields- 2150 Popp Ferry Road
In Gulfport-Orange Grove Community Center- Dedeaux Road
In Gulfport-Fire Station on 42nd Avenue
In Gulfport- Intersection of Hewes Avenue and Glover Street
In Diberville at under I110 at Boat Launch *NEW

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