Hurricane Nate makes landfall on the coast of Mississippi River on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, with ferocious wind and rain, threatening the population of the central Gulf Coast region.
The hurricane killed around 21 people in Central America and is bringing back old fears to the Mississippians. Mississippi Emergency Management Director Lee Smithson said:
This is the worst hurricane that has impacted Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina. Everyone needs to understand that, that this is a significantly dangerous situation.
Experts report that Nate will make its second landfall near Biloxi. Its power is a menace of inundation for homes and businesses.
The city was originally placed under a curfew, but the major lifted it when it appeared that the storm was not going to be as strong as it appeared. Nonetheless, it appears that people’s fear left the streets less crowded than they usually are on Saturday nights.
However, the unpredictable nature of this hectic period of storms must not be taken lightly, especially when Nate has already exposed flaws in the city sewage system. Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated:
Hurricane Nate is expected to bring life-threatening storm surges, strong winds, and tornados that could reach across the Panhandle.
Written by Gian Torres
Edited by Cathy Milne
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