Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence is in the Atlantic Ocean and is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 miles per hour. There is lingering tropical moisture that Gordon left behind, and as the day progresses and heats up after sunrise, it will create rain storms.
Officials have issued a hurricane warning for a broad area stretching from the mouth of the MS to the Alabama-Florida border. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength when it hits the Gulf Coast, including coastal MS, by late Tuesday .
Although the discovery of 87 dead elephants was alarming enough in itself, BBC News wrote that Elephants Without Borders' aerial survey is only at the halfway point, which could point to a good chance of many more elephant carcasses being found as the survey continues.
It also ruled that the federal government had not fulfilled its duty to meaningfully consult with affected Indigenous groups. Ottawa also committed to invest an additional $7.4 billion to twin the pipeline to ship oil products from the Edmonton area to Burnaby, B.C.
The Russian Mission Control Center and Mission Control Houston initiated procedures used to determine where the leak was located - it was eventually found in the Russian segment of the ISS. Flight controllers in Houston are continuing to monitor station's cabin pressure in the wake of the fix. The Soyuz module isn't needed to get the crew back down to the surface, so the crew just needs to make sure the leak is stopped.
The storm was forecast to come ashore late on Tuesday near the border between Louisiana and MS, and drop as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain in some areas of the U.S. Various watches and warnings are in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast from Florida Bay to east of Morgan City, La. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 45 miles per hour with most of the rain centered on the Miami area.