The latest models coming out of The National Hurricane Center predict that newly minted Tropical Storm Nate making landfall south of New Orleans. The storm’s estimated time of landfall is sometime after midnight on Sunday.
Tropical Storm Nate is the 14th named storm of the season. The 2017 Hurricane season is potentially the costliest season on record, with estimates coming in at around 224 Billion dollars worth of Damage. In addition to being the costliest, the 2017 season is only one of six seasons on record with two Category 5 storms making landfalls.
Unfortunately for New Orleans, the city’s existing pumping stations have faced a series of malfunctions this year, resulting in minor flooding across the city. The good news is that Nate is expected to make landfall as a Category 1. Still, even weaker storms can be deadly.
Currently, Nate sits off the coast of Nicaragua, and Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for the coast of Nicaragua, Hondorus, and Mexico.