A state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana and Mississippi as Tropical Storm Gordon roars towards the US Gulf Coast.
With maximum sustained winds near 65mph (105km/h), Gordon is expected to make landfall later on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.
Gordon is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane.
It could “bring life-threatening storm surge” of up to five feet (1.5m), the NHC said.
At 19:00 GMT, Gordon was about 130 miles south-east of Mobile, Alabama.