THE ALABAMA MISSISSIPPI BORDER. A SMALL SECTION OF WASHINGTON PAIRS IS — PARISH IS IN THE CONE OF ERROR. HEAVY RAINS ARE COMING ON SHORE TO ALABAMA AND FLORIDA. WE HAVE HAD SOME RAIN COME THROUGH OUR AREA. AS YOU LOOK AT RADAR, THERE IS A DOWNPOUR COMING TOWARD MANDEVILLE. YOU WILL SEE THIS HEADING DOWN TOWARD YOU IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES. WE ARE WATCHING THE SOUTH SHORE. NOT A LOT GOING ON. NO HEAVY RAINFALL. SOUTH OF THE LAKE AND ON THE COASTAL PARISHES, A FEW DOWNPOURS COMING ACROSS. NOT A LOT OVERALL. HERE ARE THE CURRENT WIND SPEEDS. GUSTING ON CANTOR. NOT BAD AROUND BOOTH BILL. WITH SHOW YOU THE FUTURE FORECAST FOR THE WIND AND WIND DIRECTION. THIS IS AT 9 O’CLOCK THIS EVENING. YOU CAN SEE TROPICAL FORCE WINDS AROUND SEIDEL. THE NORTH SHORE COULD SEE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS. THE REST OF US MIGHT SEE 35 MILES PER HOUR AT MOST AND THE WIND WILL COME DOWN QUITE A BIT TOWARD THE MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY. HERE IS THE POSSIBILITY, POWER OUTAGES AND SPORADIC. MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE WIDESPREAD CLOSER TO THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION COMING ONSHORE. THIS IS PRECISION CAST SHOWING LANDFALL COMING IN OVER TOWARD THE MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA BORDER. YOU CAN SEE THIS EVENING, MOST OF THE HEAVY RAIN MAY STAY TO OUR EAST. BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON WITH THE STORM TO THE NORTH, WE MAY SEE RAIN COME AT US FOR TOMORROW AFTERNOON. AGAIN, THOSE COULD PRODUCE HEAVY DOWNPOURS. THAT IS WHY THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TOMORROW. RIGHT NOW IT IS 87 DEGREES AND FEELS LIKE 94 DEGREES OUT THERE. SOME PLACES SEE RAIN COOLED TO TEMPERATURES. HERE IS YOUR 7-DAY FORECAST. A 60% CHANCE TOMORROW FOR PASSING RAIN. 50% ON THURSDAY WITH RAIN CHANCES COMING DOWN A LITTLE BIT MORE FRIDAY AND OVER THE WEEKEND. >>THANK YOU. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ON THE TROPICAL STORM, GORDON. WE WILL BE STREAMING ALL OF THE LATEST INFORMATION, NEWS CONFERENCES AND THE LATEST FORECAST ON WWLTV.COM AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGES. >>WE HAVE A TEAM OF PEOPLE MANNING THE PHONES IN CASE YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR THE HELP DESK IS 504 , 529, 6450. WE WILL KEEP THAT STAFFED THROUGH THE NIGHT.>>MORE COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK. >>>THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IS OPEN AS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF GORDON IMPACTING THEM. >>WE ARE NOT FROM SEIDEL. PEOPLE ARE GETTING SANDBAGS IN CASE OF FLOODING.>>Reporter: YES. A LOT OF SANDBAGS. WE ARE IN THE EASTERNMOST PARISH. THIS IS THE TWIN SPAN BRIDGE. LAKE PUNCH A TRAIN HAS BEEN VERY COMMON TO ABOUT THREE MINUTES AGO. UP WITH THE RAIN JACKET ON. WE HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH RAIN YET. WE HAVE SEEN ALL DAY IS HIGH WATERS. THIS IS ACROSS THE PARISH. THESE ARE NORMALLY HIGH WATERS AND NOT WHAT YOU WOULD CALL PROBLEMATICALLY HIGH, NOT AT THIS POINT. THEY ARE BEING WATCHED. IT IS A WAITING GAME HERE LIKE IT IS EVERYWHERE ELSE ACROSS THE GULF COAST. PEOPLE IN THE AREA ARE GETTING READY IN A BIG WAY. THE BUSIEST OF THE SAND BAG LOCATIONS ARE AT THE BARN. EACH PERSON CAN GET 25 SANDBAGS. THE LINE OF CARS ON AIRPORT ROAD HAS BEEN CONSISTENT AND LONG FOR 2 DAYS WITH PEOPLE GETTING READY.>>WE LIVE OFF OF THOMPSON ROAD BUT CLOSE TO SAINT GENEVIEVE. SOMETIMES THE WATER COMES UP FROM THE DITCH AND IT WILL COME UP TO THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. WE WANT TO BE READY JUST IN CASE. >>WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT THIS OR JUST TRYING TO BE SMART? >>HALF-AND-HALF. HALF-AND-HALF. >>IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS GOING OVER TOWARD MISSISSIPPI. WE NEED TO GET PREPARED. WE HAVE WATER. I HAVE THE GENERATOR READY TO GO. WE ARE READY IF IT DOES COME THIS WAY. WE ARE JUST BEING SMART AND PREPARED.>>Reporter: THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE. AS OF RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE GIVEN OUT ABOUT 40,000 SANDBAGS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO BE SMART. COMING UP, WE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MADISONVILLE ALONG THE RIVER WHERE THEY WATCH THE RIVER LEVELS. FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU.>>IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO (Nathan) Secondhand smoke
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lung damage. And I never smoked. (Announcer) If you or someone you know wants free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.>>>OFFICIALS IN JEFFERSON PARISH SAY THEY ARE READY FOR GORDON AND HER MONITORING ITS TRACT.>>WE ARE AT 100% CAPACITY. WE WORK AT 99%. WE ARE 100% PHONE CAPACITY. WE HAVE 69 PUMP STATIONS WORKING. 200 87 — 200 THEY NEED — 287 PUMP EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING.>> THE CATCH BASINS HAVE BEEN CLEARED WITH 2500 CLEANED IN THE LAST 24 TO 36 HOURS. >>WHATEVER RAIN GORDON BRINGS, CORBIN SAYS THEY ARE READY. THE AGENCY HAS MORE POWER TO RUN PUMPS THAN IT IS HAD IN YEARS. >>WE HAVE MORE POWER THAN WE NEED. WE HAVE 77 MEGAWATTS OF 25 HERTZ AS WELL IS 15 MEGAWATTS OF 60 HERTZ. AGAIN, MORE THAN WHAT WE WILL NEED TO MANAGE THE STORM. WE HAVE 116 PUMPS OUT OF 120 AVAILABLE. THEY HAVE BEEN TESTED AND ARE READY TO GO. THERE IS ONE SMALLER PUMP IN STATION 4 THAT IS BEING TESTED AS WE SPEAK. WE MAY BRING THAT ONLINE. IT DOES NOT CONCERN IS THAT IT IS NOT ONLINE. IF WE ARE ABLE TO DO SO, WE WILL. >>AGAIN, THE WATER BOARD HAS BEEN TESTING PUMPS TO MAKE SURE THINGS ARE IN WORKING ORDER.>>WE WILL HAVE THE LATEST ON GORDON COMING UP AT 4:30.