October 09, 2017 - 2:19 pm
(WWL.com) -- The formation of Tropical Storm Ophelia in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean makes it 15 named storms during this very active Atlantic hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says 2005, the year Katrina struck New Orleans, is still the highest recorded year for activity. "They...
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Chris Miller
October 09, 2017 - 10:36 am
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season's 15th storm, Ophelia, has formed in the center of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Located at 31.4N, 39.9W, Ophelia is 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores. It is moving north-northeast at five miles per hour and is presently no threat to land. There are no watches...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 8:56 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate — the first...
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October 08, 2017 - 6:16 pm
(AP) Nate is moving inland with heavy rains and gusty winds after socking the central Gulf Coast. Forecasters said Sunday that Nate was about 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Nashville, Tennessee. Nate was a hurricane when it washed ashore earlier Sunday along the Mississippi coast. At 4 p.m. CDT...
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October 08, 2017 - 2:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the hurricanes that have struck the U.S. and its territories this year - four so far - have "strained" resources. FEMA Administrator Brock Long told ABC's "This Week" that some 85 percent of the agency's forces were...
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October 08, 2017 - 11:13 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a press conference Sunday morning to address the city's response to Hurricane Nate. The mayor defended actions taken as the storm approached, including a Saturday night curfew, which lasted less than an hour. Mayor Landrieu said decisions made by the city were...
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October 08, 2017 - 4:50 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nate has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves inland over Mississippi and Alabama. The storm's maximum sustained winds decreased Sunday morning to near 70 mph (110 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to continue quickly weakening. Earlier...
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October 07, 2017 - 5:47 pm
Officials in Alabama and Mississippi say their states are starting to see impacts from the fast-approaching Hurricane Nate. On Alabama's Dauphin Island, Mayor Jeff Collier reports water had already begun washing over the road on the island's low-lying west end. The city of Gulf Shores, meanwhile,...
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USA TODAY
October 07, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local): 1 p.m. Governors in Louisiana and Florida are urging residents to make final preparations for Hurricane Nate’s impending arrival. In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Saturday that people in the southeastern part of the state...
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October 07, 2017 - 1:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coastal residents from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle braced for the effects of fast-moving Hurricane Nate, expected to hit sometime Saturday night - likely with Category 2 strength. The National Hurricane Center in Miami projected that Nate would brush by the southeast tip...
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SIPA USA
October 07, 2017 - 8:19 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for a large area of Louisiana and ordered federal assistance for the state as Hurricane Nate approaches the central Gulf of Mexico. A White House statement released early Saturday said the president authorized the Federal...
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October 07, 2017 - 8:12 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast residents scrambled to finalize storm preparations as Hurricane Nate raced swiftly over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, gaining added strength as forecasters said it would smash into the U.S. coast during the night. Louisiana’s governor urged his state’s...
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Chris Miller
October 06, 2017 - 10:11 pm
The forecast for Nate to make landfall as a hurricane tomorrow night or early Sunday holds as the storm advances towards the Gulf of Mexico. At 10:00 p.m. Friday, Tropical Storm Nate had maximum winds of 70 miles per hour as it moved north-northwest at 22 miles per hour. "On the forecast track, the...
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