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September 20, 2006 -- Gordon finally becoming extratropical, this the last advisory
At 500 PM AST (2100Z) the center of Tropical Storm Gordon was located
near latitude 39.2 north - longitude 16.6 west or about 380 miles (625
km) west of Lisbon Portugal. Gordon is moving toward the east near 35
mph (56 km/hr) and a gradual turn to the east-northeast should begin
tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/hr) with higher
gusts. Gordon is expected to become absorbed by a cold front during the
next 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230
miles (370 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is
(997 mb) 29.44 inches.
For previous advisories see the -- Year
2006 Hurricane Gordon Diary
The image was captured at 3:50 p.m. local time in the Azores (15:50 UTC) on
September 19, 2006 --. Hurricane Gordon had sustained winds of around 135 kilometers per
Local Emergency Management Offices
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FEMA tele-registration – 800.621.3362 (For
The American Red Cross
-- Providing Safe and Well Information
Red Cross call center - (Clothing, Food & Shelter
& Contractors)2-1-1 or 888.317.4567
(in Texas only)
or 800 HelpNow or 800 Get-Info (nationwide)
Salvation Army – 800 SAL-ARMY (800.725.2769)
FIND LOVED ONES
Find Family National Call
Children’s Assessment Center 713.986.3300
Google has a name based
that accesses databases of evacuees.
MCI's Registration service of evacuees.
themselves by calling 1-877-HELP-KAT (1-877-435-7528) Locate
someone who is missing by calling 1-866-601-FIND (1-866-601-3463).
- Information Locator Map -- Click on the map to find information
posting related to a specific area
Next of Kin Registry
Army's Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) Activated
online request to locate missing family and friends. If you can't
connect to the site immediately, please try again.
(A Hurricane Watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane
conditions within 24-36 hours.)
1. Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for hurricane
2. Check emergency supply kit.
3. Fuel car.
4. Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden
tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
5. Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows. Remove outside
6. Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when
absolutely necessary and close quickly.
7. Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles, and cooking
8. Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the
highest level of your home. 9. Review evacuation plan.
10. Moor boat securely or move it to a designated safe place. Use rope
or chain to secure boat to trailer. Use tiedowns to anchor trailer to
the ground or house.
Source: floridadisaster.org/ Florida's
Division of Emergency Management
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