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Tropical Storm Nate Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 16A
National Weather Service New Orleans LA  AL162017
722 AM CDT Sun Oct 8 2017

This product covers Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi

**NATE RAPIDLY WEAKENING BUT STORM SURGE FLOODING CONTINUES** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 190 miles northeast of New Orleans LA or about 130 miles 
      north-northeast of Gulfport MS
    - 32.0N 88.0W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 25 degrees at 23 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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...OVERVIEW...At 700 AM CDT, Tropical Storm Nate was weakening 
rapidly and still moving north-northeast near 23 mph. Conditions 
are quickly improving and all warnings have been cancelled. Minor 
coastal issues continue but water is quickly retreating. This will
be the last Hurricane Local Statement.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind 
      impacts accordingly.
    - Emergency response teams are attending to casualty situations 
      as needed.
    - Emergency work crews are restoring essential community 
      infrastructure as necessary.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.

Elsewhere across Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi, little to 
no impact is anticipated.

* SURGE:
Little to no additional surge impacts expected.

    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual 
      surge impacts accordingly.
    - Emergency response teams are attending to casualty situations 
      as needed.
    - Emergency work crews are restoring essential community 
      infrastructure as necessary.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.


Little to no additional surge impacts expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

RECOVERY PHASE - Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. 
Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Be a good neighbor and check on those living next to you. Be 
neighborly and lend a helping hand.

Those who rode out the storm away from their home or business are 
likely anxious to return. However, allow some time for work crews to 
make a clear path for emergency vehicles. Downed power lines and 
trees may be blocking roads and flood waters may have washed out or 
overspread sections of key travel routes. Traffic lights may also be 
out of service.

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
give the All-Clear signal.

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities simply to observe 
storm damage. Sightseers can interfere with the timeliness of 
rescuers and first responders to needlessly jeopardize lives.

When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed 
lighting. Be aware of sparks that can ignite leaking gas or other 
flammables.

When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chain saws and axes. 
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. Use 
these tools according to operating manuals and safety instruction. 
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roof tops can be 
especially challenging. If you are not in good health or unsure about 
what you are doing, have someone else with tree cutting experience do 
the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following 
instructions by the manufacturer. Make sure that the generator is run 
in a well ventilated space.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in New Orleans LA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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