Gordon Did What??

Photo by National Hurricane Center.
As it is shown above, Hurricane Gordon affected a decent portion of the United States.

Photo by National Hurricane Center. As it is shown above, Hurricane Gordon affected a decent portion of the United States.

Mckenzie Ferguson, Staff Writer

Around 7pm on Tuesday September 4, 2018, Hurricane Gordon made landfall in Biloxi,Mississippi. About eleven hours later, Gordon made its way into our small town of Pelahatchie.

Although the storm might not have been as intense as expected, this town hasn’t felt the effects of a hurricane since Katrina. In the year of 2005, on August 29, Pelahatchie experienced a tragedy. Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane. It left over 800,000 people without a home, and many others without power. By the time Katrina was over, it was determined that there were 1,833 deaths over all.

Thankfully, Hurricane Gordon was no match to Katrina. Yet, there were still some effects that Gordon brought with it. The amount of rainfall recorded was a range between 4 to 8 inches. Some counties are still experiencing pop up showers due to this storm, and the interruption that it brought to the environment here in Mississippi.

Gordon also took down multiple trees damaging roofs and creating blockages on roads. Some debris was reported, although it isn’t much other than what was caused by the winds, which were between 40 to 70mph.

The hurricane, which started out as a Category 1 and later turned into a tropical depression once it made landfall, started and stretched from the Gulf of Mexico, made its way through the south eastern portion of Mississippi, started traveling north from there, and then took a sharp turn back towards the east, ending up around Illinois where it eventually diminished.

Unfortunately, some places didn’t receive the luck that the town of Pelahatchie did. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, “The storm also turned deadly late Tuesday when a child was killed as a tree fell on a mobile home in Pensacola Florida.”