Red flags fly in Gulf Shores as Tropical Storm Gordon churns closer

Tracking the Tropics

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WIAT)– CBS 42 has a news crew in Gulf Shores, Ala. where it is normally a popular vacation spot along the coast of Alabama. 

Despite the rough water conditions and wind gusts, some beach goers are still making their way to the beach.

There is a hurricane warning in effect as Tropical Storm Gordon churns closer. At the beach, red flags are flying to let everyone know the water is closed for swimming with high rip currents reported as early as yesterday. 

Beach goers are still able to be on the sand to watch the storm come in. 

Earlier today, Governor Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency that affects eight counts in Alabama: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington. 

Shelters are opening up for those without a place to go, and there are additional concerns as Tropical Storm Gordon brews closer toward the Mississippi gulf coast.

Check back for updates as CBS 42 continues to track Tropical Storm Gordon.

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