Tropical Storm Nate is very real. Officials are saying it is quite likely that Nate will make its way to the Gulf.
Fox News has made reports that seven people in Costa Rica has already lost their lives to this tropical storm and that there are at the very least fifteen people missing as well. With 5,000 pushed into emergency shelters, flooding is come in fast. Nate’s forecast has shifted slightly and now puts New Orleans directly in its path. This is especially alarming considering the compromised draining system there.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) October 5, 2017
Residents across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama are expected to feel the storm this weekend. Because the environment over here in the US is so ideal for this tropical storm rapid intensification is seen to be quite likely. With that being said, there will also be other factors in Nate’s development throughout the weekend. If Nate manages to survive through Central America we could be in some serious trouble.
To remain updated on Nate you can check out the National Hurricane Center, they update every few hours and are going to be monitoring this storm very closely. Currently, Nicaragua is being pounded with heavy rain and may endure mudslides before this is all over. According to the National Hurricane Center Nate is expected to be near Cancun, Mexico by Friday night.
Nate very well might reach hurricane status as early as Saturday as it enters the Gulf, but right now anything could happen. Florida has already declared a state of emergency in most counties as they prepare just in case they are affected as well. This is also quite likely.
Florida could still experience torrential rain and the threat of tornadoes in the Panhandle.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) October 5, 2017
Hurricane season is without a doubt still in full swing. While we have gotten a moment to breathe it seems there is more to come. Please be prepared and stay safe. Nothing is certain at this point but I would rather be safe than sorry. For more information check out the video below.