Florida Child Killed by Falling Tree as Gordon Strikes

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – A child died when a tree fell onto a mobile home in Florida late Tuesday as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page that deputies responded to a call of the fallen tree in Pensacola and discovered the deceased child, whose name and age was not released. There were no other injuries.

The National Hurricane Center said early Wednesday that Gordon is weakening as it moves farther inland across Mississippi, Louisiana and into Arkansas through Thursday. It did not reach hurricane status.

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