Hurricane Nate moves toward second landfall on Gulf Coast
Hurricane Nate — which is threatening to bring a dangerous storm surge to the Gulf Coast — made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River on the southeastern Louisiana coast Saturday evening and is expected to make a second landfall along the Mississippi coast overnight.
Concerns about the Category 1 hurricane prompted officials in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to declare states of emergency, order evacuations and issue curfews.
Maximum flooding of 7 to 11 feet above ground level is expected in parts of southeast Louisiana and along the Mississippi coast, the National Hurricane Center said. A storm surge warning is in effect from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to the Okaloosa/Walton county line in Florida. And a tornado watch has been issued for parts of southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.