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Storm Nate pounds the Gulf Coast

Storm Nate pounds the Gulf Coast”

Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical storm overnight, and then to a tropical depression just before 11 a.m. Sunday. Around that - as far west as Morgan City, Louisiana and as far east as the Okaloosa-Walton County line in Florida, less severe but still problematic water rises are anticipated - and this whole zone is under a storm surge warning.

Continuing to strengthen as it nears the central gulf coast, Hurricane Nate is expected to m...

Nate has now made landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane in Louisiana.

Alabama Power Co. said about 59,000 customers lost their electricity in the state.

The National Hurricane Center reported metropolitan New Orleans was under a hurricane warning, hurricane watch, tropical storm warning as well as a storm surge warning. The greatest impacts to our area appear to be from wind and isolated tornadoes.

It will stay warm and very muggy over the next couple of days. 75 national guardsmen and 60 highway patrol officers have moved to the southern part of the state in preparation for the storm.

Nate carved a path of devastation in Central America. At least 25 people were killed Thursday in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. President Trump on Friday declared an emergency in Louisiana ahead of Nate and ordered federal assistance.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a Sunday press conference the state was "very fortunate" and "blessed".

"The family was outside when our units arrived, so I don't know if they were inside and came out or came home to find it on fire", he said.

The storm surge brought flood waters over Highway 90 and up to oceanside casinos in Biloxi, while flood waters swept over streets in communities across MS and Alabama, according to reports on social media. That lowered damage estimates that had been as high as $4 billion (€3.4 billion) when the storm was still gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, he said.

The hurricane's center will continue to move inland across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday. "The storm surge is a big thing that really traps everyone", he told CNN Saturday morning. All those elements should not be taken lightly.

Heavy rain, strong winds moving inland across Miss, Ala. But Nate did not have the intensity of Harvey, Irma and Jose during this busy hurricane season and people didn't seem as threatened by it. If we don't get more than that, Landrieu doesn't expect problems with flooding. "It did not - happily - it did not live up to that billing", he said.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km). We could see the flash flood watch expand to more counties throughout the day. That's far below Katrina's catastrophic 20-foot surge but still cause for precautions, possibly including evacuations, to be taken in some places.

Nate passed to the east of New Orleans, sparing the city its most ferocious winds and storm surge.

New Orleans is bracing for Hurricane Nate which is a category 1 storm.

Officials rescued five people from two sailboats in choppy waters before the storm. "Thank God (emergency workers) helped us".

Landrieu said Friday 109 of the city's 120 pumps are functioning.

Nungesser said he had been at Plaquemines Parish, which is at the southeast tip of the state. "We were drowning", she said.

On Alabama's Dauphin Island, water washed over the road Saturday on the island's low-lying west end, said Mayor Jeff Collier. About 53,000 of those were in the Mobile area.

Some airports in southern U.S. states were closed, as were major shipping ports.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott also declared a state of emergency in some counties.

Concerns about Nate prompted officials in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to declare states of emergency and evacuation orders. Thousands were without power early Sunday, and storm-related losses could reach about $2.5 billion (€2.1 billion). Some hotels will remain open to guests, while others will close to guests, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.



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