Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child in mobile home

DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL - SEPTEMBER 04: Boats ride out the incoming waves and rain from Tropical Storm Gordon on September 4, 2018 in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Gordon heads for the northern Gulf Coast area as a strong tropical storm and could possibly strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL - SEPTEMBER 04: Boats ride out the incoming waves and rain from Tropical Storm Gordon on September 4, 2018 in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Gordon heads for the northern Gulf Coast area as a strong tropical storm and could possibly strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm weakened into a depression Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning possible tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake.

Gordon struck the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi late Tuesday. Forecasters said radar spotted possible tornados spun off by the storm overnight in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Parts of the panhandle had received more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) in 24 hours as of midday Wednesday.

Even as the system was weakening into a remnant low it still posed threats as it moved inland on a forecast track that would take its center northwest into Arkansas, then northe....

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