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Gulf States Bracing For Hurricane Gordon

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Gulf States Bracing For Hurricane Gordon
Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday.
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Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday.

The National Weather Service forecast Gordon to become a Category 1 hurricane. It's expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast by Tuesday evening, bringing 74 mph winds and up to 12 inches of rain in some places. 

NWS says Gordon is "expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and hurricane conditions to portions of the central Gulf Coast." Affected states include Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

A state of emergency has been declared in AlabamaMississippi and Louisiana in preparation for the storm.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN