Tropical Storm Nate New Orleans: Latest Projected Track & Forecast for October 6

NOAAThe latest path for Tropical Storm Nate, which will likely churn into a Category 1 hurricane as it makes landfall in New Orleans.

A tropical storm that’s already killed over 20 people in Central America has its path set on New Orleans.

Multiple warnings have been issued for the New Orleans area ahead of Tropical Storm Nate. Those include a hurricane watch, a tropical storm warning and a storm surge warning. The storm surge warning means that life-threatening water levels are expected within the area in the next 36 hours, and a tropical storm warning means wind conditions will effect the area within the same time frame.

On Thursday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as the latest NOAA projections look as if the storm will directly hit the southeastern part of Louisiana. Edwards has mobilized 1,300 National Guard troops in preparation, including some that are monitoring New Orleans’ pump and drainage systems.

The latest path shows Nate growing into a Category 1 storm Saturday evening before making landfall early Sunday morning. It’s expected to dissipate as it makes landfall and moves toward the northeast.

Winds in excess of 60 mph are expected to be felt in the area, and the uptick in wind speed should be felt beginning Saturday morning for the New Orleans area. Check below for the latest map showing the “most likely arrival time” of the tropical-storm-force winds.

A wind map for Tropical Storm Nate.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also declared a state of emergency for the city, warning that areas outside of levee protection could see a storm surge 3-to-6 feet in size.

To help people prepare for the storm and the impending surge, the New Orleans Fire Department is handing out free sandbags at any time of the day to residents.

Here’s the latest weather forecast for New Orleans through the weekend, according to AccuWeather:

Friday: Humid with sun and some clouds, high of 85 degrees. Winds from the ENE at 10 mph and gusts reaching 18 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, very warm and muggy with a low of 78 degrees. Thunderstorms coming late. Winds from the ESE at 9 mph and gusts reaching 15 mph.
Saturday: “Hurricane Nate” approaches with increasing winds and rain with damaging winds. High of 84 mph with winds from the ESE at 30 mph. Gusts topping out at 45 mph.
Saturday night: Heavy rain and strong winds from “Hurricane Nate.” Low of 77 degrees with damaging winds of 40 mph from the SE and gusts topping out at 79 mph.
Sunday: Wind and rain from “Hurricane Nate” during the morning with a few afternoon showers. Watch for flooding as winds from the W come at 26 mph and gusts reach 75 mph.
Sunday night: Cloudy, very warm and very humid with a low of 77 degrees. Winds from the SSW at 7 mph and gusts reaching 16 mph.

For the latest on Tropical Storm Nate, click here.


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Ron McCune

WARNING! Florida as well as many other parts of the country will be getting more hurricanes and strong storms much more frequently due to global warming. Hurricanes become stronger in warmer weather and seeing that we will have warmer weather every year from here on because of global warming expect a constant yearly threat from hurricanes. So all of us need a better way of preventing damage and harm from bad weather. 
The government should post a map of all areas in the U.S showing at elevation each area is. Then one needs to locate their dwelling on that map and make a determination about how to react to the storm. If you are in an area that may be flooded then you must take action to prevent damage from the storm. First save your vehicles. Park them in a place that will not flood like a high hill or another area close that is above flood danger. If you have to drive your car miles away to save it in the end you will be glad you did because having a car sure helps after storm damages. Also you can park it in a parking garage but make sure you park your vehicles on the second floor or higher in the garage so that your vehicle won’t get flooded. park in the middle of the garage as much as possible. Many large hotels have multi layer parking garages.
Now for your house or dwelling. You can save a lot of damage to your belongings by putting as much stuff as possible in your vehicles and get them out of harms way. Go fill up the car and trailer if need be with your belongings and go stay at a motel out of danger zone would be the best bet. However if you can’t you can put as many belongings in strong plastic bags. Use multiple plastic bags for each bagged item and tape them shut while also folding the top and taping it closed completely. Move all your belongs to as high as you can in your house or dwelling. If you got a second floor move everything you can up there. Use the attic if you can to put stuff. You can put your large appliances on cement blocks or wood to raise them above the water flood level. If you can you can wrap them up in large plastic wrap, plastic sheets, shower curtains, or large plastic tubs. Heck, FEMA should have thousands of large tubs, large plastic bags and large dumpsters that are water proof that the government could put into neighborhoods before storms where people could use to put their stuff before storms. Do remember you can always rent a trailer and temporary for the duration of the storm move all your stuff into the trailer and get out harms way from the storm. The government should actually organize a plan where as when a really bad storm is approaching then a caravan of trailers and workers should go into each storm affected area and pack up everyone who’s willing to get packed up. If you save all of your household stuff and vehicles then recuperating from a storm disaster is so much easier. Heck, you could even save your rugs! Then after the storm all you’ll need fixed is your walls and other repairs to your dwelling. Doing these things will save a lot of misery for you . 
Just want to add a few more thoughts about what to do if you are going to be hit by a heavy storm or hurricane. First we have to start reacting better before the storms arrive. You can almost save all of your belongings in your house if you do certain things. Believe me, I did it. I got caught in a flood and saved 80% of my belongings. I’m now going to show you how too and I’ll show ways that if adapted would save vehicles, large household items like couches and refrigerates and just about everything in your house. First remember, whatever storm or flood that you are going to get caught in is just temporary. The water comes, floods the area and is then gone, sometimes sooner than later. But most times, especially with hurricanes, the storm passes over, floods the area and then leaves. With drainage most times the flooding is a short time. So if you seal your home from water entering it temporary then the damage from the flooding would be lessen. Then if you aren’t successful fully at that and some water enters your home or dwelling then there is ways to waterproof almost every item in your house by putting most if not all of your things in water proof bags and containers. Now this is going to take for the bag manufacturing companies and container manufacturing companies to start making bigger stronger bags and containers. We need to make waterproof containers that can hold all of our belongs even a fridge. WE can make containers that can stack on top or along side one another so to make containers to be any size. so we can fit a couch or tall items in. We need bags made that will be from 5 feet to 10 feet. Then we will need bags made that will be able to fit a large truck inside! That’s right, we are going to put all vehicles into water tight bags until the floods are over. All you would have to do is to lay the bag out where you want to park your car, drive the vehicle into the bag, then seal up the bag. When the flood comes the water will just surround the bag and not get into the vehicle. When the flood is over you open the bag and drive your vehicle out and give the bag back to FEMA who will have supplied these bags and containers for free to to used throughout the country during flooding and then to be returned to FEMA.. This way we will have much less damage to vehicles and homes as I will now show you how to save the stuff in your home. Now the reason I say FEMA should supply the containers and bags for storm protection as these is because why have every individual go out and buy a bag big enough to put your vehicle in or a container or bag big enough to put your couch in. Think of it this way, we have a fire department with all the fire equipment necessary in every community. We don’t each have a fire department in each of our homes. We have a government that handles that. WE NOW NEED for the government to do the same for providing the necessary equipment to help us ALL survive flooding. Remember we all all involve in helping to avoid disasters from nature because insurance rates and taxes to pay for disasters comes from us all no matter where we live. Now if we put all of our goods and vehicles in bags and containers then there will a lot less of a shock from the storm and one will be able to get back on there feet quicker and easier. So put all your belongings, furniture, appliances and vehicles in bags and containers and then get to sealing your home. First, there is a open gap between every forth brick in the first layer of cement bricks around your home. This is done to let air and moisture out of the area behind the brick wall and the wall of the home. You have to temporary seal that and then unseal it after the storm. I would use a v shape rubber wedge the size of the gap between the bricks and gently pond it in. Leave out enough of the wedge so after the storm you can just get a pair of pliers and pull them out. Or just stick a wad of rolled up duck tape in the empty slots between the bricks. Next you need to get some good, strong tape like duck tape and seal up all your doors, windows and any other opening into your dwelling as well as any other way that water can get into your dwelling. Clean all surfaces before applying tape so that you get a good seal. Tape both the inside and outside of the windows, doors and openings seams where the water can come in at if flooded. Do all your can to keep the water out of your dwelling. If there is only a three feet or less of flooding then doing this won’t put a strain on your dwelling from the water to cause any harm to the structure. Your can then wrap your dwelling in a large roll of saran wrap, large plastic tarps or large plastic sheets, tie it down and onto the building with rope and get through the storm with not much damage. Close all doors and windfows with a thin layer of plastic wrap or thin plastic or rubber so to put a better seal against water coming in through gaps. Bigger gaps will require bigger strips of plastic. One other thing. Tall well built buildings like high rises have fire excape staircases inside their buildings usally in the middle area of the building. These staircases can be used to house people during the storm because in no way can a hurricane do any harm to the area of the staircases. Many cities like Miami have many high-rises so there is a lot space to put people for the lenght of actual storm. Heck, we could start putting people into stairways about four hours before the storm and empty them out within six hours later because most hurricanes only majorly dump most of there storm energy on an area for two to three hours and then moves on. So mass evacuations need to be changed to include this new way to get people out of harms way during storms. Also another thing, we should DEMAND that Goodwill stores,Salvation Army stores and any other store that takes in donated material be made to donate a large portion of their clothes and goods immediately after each storm to all those affected by the storm. This way after each storm those affected will immediately get access to ten to fifteen free set of clothes and house hold goods too. Also we should require that all churches and places of worship that gets tax deductions be FORCED to open their doors to temporarily house and feed those affected by the storm. After all these religious organizations and all the religious people need to step up and use their facilities and time and energy more to help people in drastic times. Churches could open their doors for a few days with no problem so what’s the holdup?

Nobody

I wish that Puerto Rico mayor, that’s got her head shoved up Schumer’s ass !
To please Enlighten us with her wisdom and how it came to be that, she contains knowledge that others do not possess . And if she could with her Infinite Wisdom tell us all about the storm , that is about to hit the United States !
please mayor of Puerto Rico ..
pull your head out of the ass of Schumer , just for a moment to give us your Infinite Wisdom …

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