“We Dodged A Bullet”: Hurricane Nate Misses New Orleans, Downgraded To Tropical Depression

Sunday, October 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Oct 8, 2017

Residents of coastal towns and cities across the Southeastern US are breathing a sigh of relief as Hurricane Nate is rapidly weakening after twice making landfall in the Southeastern US late Saturday into early Sunday. The NHC has downgraded it to a tropical depression as it moves inland over Alabama; NHC has also discontinued all storm-related warnings for coastal areas, though heavy rains and flooding continue in some areas. The storm’s maximum sustained winds have dropped to 40 mph, and as of late-morning Sunday, the storm was traveling near Birmingham, Alabama.

Many of the Hurricane watches and warnings issued before the storm made landfall have been discontinued.

Meteorologist Jim Cantore shared this video of the storm taken in Orange Beach Alabama shortly before Nate made its first landfall. Viewers can clearly see a water spout forming offshore.

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