The disturbance in the Caribbean strengthened to Tropical Storm Gordon yesterday, with a forecasted path impacting the coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana early this week. The storm is expected to make landfall this evening as a Category One Hurricane. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey all declared emergencies in their respective states to free up personnel and equipment ahead of the storm.
Mansfield has moved to Code Orange for these states and is taking the necessary precautions to prepare customers in these areas. Current statements from local ports and suppliers indicate no planned outages based on current forecasts, which show possible storm surge of 3-5 feet in some areas. We will continue to keep you updated of any changes or issues due to the storm.
If you have any questions, please notify your Mansfield Customer Service Representative.