UPDATE: Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall along Gulf, Florence becomes category 2 hurricane

11 p.m. UPDATE: Hurricane Florence strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall Tuesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Gordon made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border, according to the Hurricane Center, with maximum winds at about 70 mph. The storm is expected to weaken as it continues over land.

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Florence, currently in the open Atlantic Ocean about 1,250 miles from the Northern Leeward Islands and 1,500 miles from Bermuda, has maximum winds of 100 mph, according to the Hurricane Center. The hurricane is heading northwest at about 12 mph.

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