The child, whose age and identity were not released, died when a tree fell on top of a mobile home.
After marching up from the Florida Keys and lashing South Florida on Monday with rain, Gordon was centered Tuesday evening over the Gulf of Mexico, about 75 miles southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.
More than 27,000 customers are without power Tuesday night as tropical storm Gordon began pushing ashore. The storm will move northwest Wednesday bringing rain and potential flooding to Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi.
Out in the Atlantic, Florence has become the third hurricane of the Atlantic season.
Last year, powerful hurricanes walloped Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, causing thousands of deaths, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of damage, massive power outages and devastation to hundreds of thousands of structures.
A hurricane warning is in effect from the mouth of Mississippi's Pearl River to the border between Florida and Alabama.
United States oil producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Monday evacuated workers and shut production at two offshore oil platforms, and other companies with production and refining operations along the Gulf Coast said they were securing facilities.
"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.
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The 20-year-old Osaka was already the first Japanese woman to get to the fourth round in NY since 2004. "I got out of a tough second set and really found my feet and started to be a bit more aggressive".
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"I think we've had worse in the past", Kearley's husband, Shane, said.
The National Weather Service in New Orleans gave tips to city residents how to prepare for the arrival of the storm.
In anticipation, the center announced a storm surge warning, meaning there is "a danger of life-threatening inundation", along the coast from Louisiana to Florida, according to the NHC's morning briefing.
The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey all declared states of emergencies ahead of the storm's landfall.
It's expected to make landfall along the MS coast Tuesday night perhaps as a category one hurricane.
"When you get the higher waves, water starts splashing across". "The storms already in the north-central portion of the Gulf of Mexico at the moment and those storms will continue pulling north-northwest over the next 12 hours while Gordon moves on". But authorities issued a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside the citys levee protection system, including the Venetian Isles, Lake Saint Catherine and Irish Bayou areas. Hurricane Florence was some 2,400 miles (3,900 kilometers) away from the US, and lining up behind it, another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa.