This content is not available in your region

Hurricane Nate makes landfall in USA

Access to the comments Comments
By Euronews
Hurricane Nate makes landfall in USA

<p>Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River late on Saturday, becoming the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months.</p> <p>Amid fears of torrential rain and potential flooding, states of emergency have been declared in Louisiana, Alabama and parts of Florida as well as in Mississippi itself.</p> <p>With winds of some 140 km an hour, the Category One storm comes on the heels of Harvey, Irma and Maria, which devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, respectively. </p> <p><br /> </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hurricane Nate making landfall near mouth of Mississippi River as Category 1 storm, hurricane center says <a href="https://t.co/NXSiRKODKB">https://t.co/NXSiRKODKB</a> <a href="https://t.co/nAJ6cv9M7K">pic.twitter.com/nAJ6cv9M7K</a></p>— NBC News (@NBCNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/916823018478981120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">8 octobre 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><br /> </p> <p>While Nate appears to lack the devastating punch of its predecessors, it has already caused death and destruction.</p> <p>It killed at least 30 people in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador before heading north.</p> <p>And, as well as unleashing its wrath on Central America, Nate has also shut down most oil and gas production in the Gulf.</p> <p><br /> </p> <p><em>with Reuters</em> </p> <p> </p>