Florida child killed by falling tree as Tropical Storm Gordon strikes land
GULFPORT, Miss. -- 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 late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. The National Hurricane Center said early Wednesday that Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 70 mph, just short of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi.