Hurricane Nate makes landfall near mouth of Mississippi

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People fill sandbags to prepare for Hurricane Nate in Moss Point, Miss., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Storm surge threatens many low-lying neighborhoods in city, which was heavily flooded during 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hurricane Nate has made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph (74 kph).

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday night that Nate is expected to make a second landfall along the coast of Mississippi on Saturday night and then pass over parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.

The storm has weakened slightly and is moving north a little slower at 20 mph (32 kph). Evacuations have been ordered along the central Gulf Coast and people are hunkering down as they wait on the storm.

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