Death Toll From Nate Rises - Evacuations in Louisiana

Posted by on Friday, October 6, 2017
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At least 34 people are dead after Tropical Storm Nate ripped through Central America on Thursday.

Nate originated from a broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Caribbean on October 3. The disturbance moved northwest, organizing into a tropical depression the next day and attaining tropical storm intensity early on October 5.

In preparation for Nate, officials in Grand Isle, Louisiana, declared a voluntary evacuation.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu met with local, state, and federal officials to discuss preparation measures as the city continued to experience critical deficiencies in its drainage system from two months prior.

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 29 counties in the northern portion of the state.

Offshore, oil and gas companies began evacuating production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Aircraft of the Air Force Reserve Command's 403d Wing were evacuated from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi as a precautionary measure.

The Team

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