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Hurricane Nate made a second landfall early Sunday in Mississippi

10/03/2017

FOX News

Hurricane Nate made a second landfall early Sunday in Mississippi, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, after cutting a deadly path through Central America that left at least 21 people dead.

Nate roared ashore with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph, but weakened later to a tropical depression as it moved inland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Fourth major storm in two months lands as category 1 hurricane.Video Hurricane Nate makes landfall near Mississippi River

As of 11 a.m. EDT, the NHC said Nate was centered about 40 miles southwest of Birmingham, Ala. and moving north-northeast near 23 mph.

The storm originally made landfall in southeast Louisiana in a sparsely populated area. The storm is now expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of rain from the central Gulf Coast into the Deep South, along with the threat of isolated tornadoes from the Florida Panhandle and eastern Alabama across western and northern Georgia, according to the NHC.