ABC News(MOBILE, Ala.) — States of emergency are in effect in Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Alabama as Tropical Storm Gordon bears down on the Gulf Coast.The storm, bringing gusty winds, heavy rain and potentially flooding, is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall along the Mississippi coastline Tuesday evening.Heavy rain and inland flooding are major concerns for Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas as the storm moves north Wednesday.Some areas may see up to a foot of rain.Storm surge is also a concern, potentially reaching as high as 5 feet.“Nobody should panic but everybody should take this seriously,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a news conference Monday.“Gordon is a tight, fast-moving tropical storm,” Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hastings said in a statement Tuesday. “If you live in the coastal counties, especially in surge and flood prone areas, it is imperative that you get to a safe place by early afternoon and stay there through Wednesday morning.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Fulham boss Scott Parker praised the way his side coped without key duo Aleksandar Mitrovic and Tom Cairney after they kept in touch with the Championship’s top two by beating Nottingham Forest. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Arter’s cracking goal gives Fulham vital victoryFulham’s Cairney to miss Cardiff game AdChoices广告Harry Arter’s stunning strike just before half-time was enough to earn victory over their fellow promotion hopefuls at the City Ground.Parker’s side are fourth, just four points behind second-placed West Brom, but having played a game more.“We lost Aleksandar three games ago and we have had to find another way,” Parker said. “We were also without Tom Cairney and the players have had to step up.“Harry has done that. He was fantastic in terms of the goal. It was a fantastic strike.“I’m very proud of the team. It’s a big result but there’s a bigger picture.“It’s at this stage where seasons peter away or we go for it. We move on to Friday and Cardiff and, the way we are at the moment, anything can happen.”[scriptless]