After becoming a tropical storm on Labor Day, Gordon is now moving over land near the Alabama-Mississippi border, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the area.
A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire MS and Alabama coasts with the possibility Gordon would become a Category 1 storm.
A child has died in Florida after a tropical storm blew a tree onto a mobile home in as it made landfall in America.
The Escambia County Sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page late Tuesday that deputies responded to a call that a tree had fallen on a mobile home in Pensacola.
Remnants of Gordon are head into the Midwest producing soaking rains along with an increased flood risk. Scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecast Wednesday as Gordon pulls away, leaving our area on the southeast side of the storm and returning an onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico. The name and age of the child were not released. MS shut down a dozen Gulf Coast casinos.
Tropical storm conditions - winds of at least 39 miles per hour - could hit the Gulf Coast earlier.
The system will likely march west-northwest over the next five days, at which point forecast models are split on where it will go.
Tropical storm Gordon started as a tropical depression in the Caribbean on Sunday, becoming a tropical storm Monday near the Florida Keys, according to Clark.
Even though the storm has weakened, the threat of flash flooding and possibly tornadoes in isolated areas is enough that the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management scheduled an "on-call team" from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Friday in case of severe weather in the state.
"We're asking people to do the same things that we're doing: prepare", Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said in a statement.
The storm halted some energy production in the US Gulf, with companies evacuating 54 offshore platforms and halting 156,907 barrels-per-day of oil production and 232 million cubic feet-per-day of natural gas output.
The storm left many businesses on Florida's Gulf Coast feeling shortchanged by the holiday weekend.
"It's the peak of hurricane season", Hurricane Center director Ken Graham told The Associated Press.
"This is our first time coming out here to the beach for a storm", said Danielle, who added she had also been through Hurricanes Opal and Ivan but didn't do much outside observing for those storms.
Barradas said he ran back in his home to get a flashlight, but by the time he got to the neighbor's home the baby had stopped crying.