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FRA Administrator Declares Emergency Event: Tropical Storm Gordon

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

In making this determination, the Administrator notes that the National Weather Service has forecasted that Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to increase to a Category 1 hurricane by landfall late Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  A hurricane warning was put into effect for the area stretching from the mouth of the Pearl River in Mississippi to the Alabama-Florida border.  As much as 8 inches of rain could fall in some parts of the Gulf states through late Thursday, September 6, 2018.  The State of Louisiana preemptively declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm’s landfall.

Therefore, the Administrator has activated the Emergency Relief Docket (FRA-2018-0013) for Tropical Storm Gordon as of September 4, 2018, and the emergency relief provisions of 49 CFR § 211.45 are in effect.

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Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2018