As Gordon Approaches Hurricane Strength, Airlines Issue Waivers

By Paul Riegler on 4 September 2018
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DSC_0340A potential Category 1 hurricane was hurtling towards the northern Gulf Coast late Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from the mouth of the Pearl River in Mississippi to the Alabama-Florida border.  Meanwhile a tropical storm warning is in effect west of the mouth of the Pearl River to the mouth of the Mississippi River as well as from the Alabama-Florida border to the Okaloosa-Walton County Line.

By late afternoon, the center reported maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (113 km/h), approaching hurricane-force winds.

What is now Tropical Storm Gordon is currently moving at a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) and is centered 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi.

“The storm reached tropical-storm strength on Monday as it passed over the Florida Keys,” the center said in a statement on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, airlines including American, Delta, Southwest, and United announced they would waive change fees for airports in the path of Gordon.

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