Hurricane Nate made landfall again early Sunday barreling down near Biloxi, Mississippi with maximum sustained winds of about 85 miles per hour.
The hurricane has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.
Tropical Depression Nate is now located about 40 miles southwest of Birmingham, Alabama, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
The storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is expected to continue to weaken. All coastal watches and warnings have been discontinued.
The center of the tropical depression will continue to move inland across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday. Tropical-storm-force wind gusts are expected over the Florida Panhandle and portions of Alabama and Georgia through Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The National Weather Service said Nate was the fastest moving storm ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico, moving at 28 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Nate caused major flooding on the coast of Mississippi and Alabama. ABC News reported that 100,000 people are without power.
The eye of the storm passed over Kessler Air Force Base, which is where the
53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squad – also known as the Hurricane Hunters – is located.
The U.S. Navy has sent two ships, the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York, with elements from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, to the Gulf of Mexico to help with recovery efforts.
This year has been a particularly busy hurricane season with several deadly, devastating storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean.
The hurricane season is far from over. The official hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1 to November 30. The peak of the season is typically on Sept. 10, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
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