Forecasters say Gordon, after some strengthening late Tuesday, now packs top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph).
At the mouth of the Mississippi River, around the area of New Orleans, the storm could generate a surge of up to 4 feet (1.2 metres) and smaller surges could hit coastland along other parts of the Gulf Coast, the Miami-based hurricane center said.
UPDATE 10:15 a.m. Tropical Storm Gordon is honing in on the Gulf Coast and is expected to be only hours away from strengthening into a Category 1 hurricane.
Ewbanks said: "It nearly pulled us straight underneath".
The Mississippi cities of Gulfport, Biloxi and Long Beach ordered mandatory evacuations of their harbors and marinas, and the U.S. Coast Guard said the ports of New Orleans and of Gulfport and Pascagoula in Mississippi could have to be closed if winds get too strong.
The NHC'shurricane warning covers all of coastal MS and Alabama, with a tropical storm warning reaching to Morgan City, Alabama, and Florida's Okaloosa-Walton County Line.
Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the Gulf Coast. But for some people, it was just another beach day with a bit of a breeze.
Mayors of barrier islands in the storm's path warned that their communities might get cut off from the mainland. Police planned to monitor the only highway to the mainland.
"You don't know what the intensity of the storm is going to be".
In Denham Springs, Mike O'Neal isn't expecting his restaurant Big Mike's Sports Bar and Grill, which flooded in 2016, to take water from Gordon, but he's concerned streets in the area will flood, preventing employees from coming to work.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held an afternoon news conference and said the city has "the pumps and the power" needed to protect residents.
"If you leave, you have to leave before the road floods", Landry said.
Bruce Katz, a meteorologist, said the storm could produce 75mph winds as it makes landfall.
The peak of the hurricane season is September 10.
There are no watches or warnings in effect as Florence is in the open waters. The biggest impacts will likely be center over areas east of the center of circulation with rain, wind and the potential for spin up tornadoes.
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