Nate Brings Minimal Damage to Gulf Coast

Posted by on Sunday, October 8, 2017
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What was once Hurricane Nate weakened very quickly when it hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The system dumped heavy rain and brought widespread power outages to the area.

It appears as though damage was minimal, in part to the improvements made after Hurricane Katrina.

Nate made landfall along U.S. Gulf Coast as category 1 hurricane. Nate was the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina devastated the area in 2005.

Outside the United States the storm is responsible for 22 deaths.

The Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, praised state and local officials and coastal residents for working together.

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.

The Team

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