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Sunday, October 8

Nate: New Orleans dodges the bullet

From CNN report Hurricane Nate makes US landfall -- twice, updated 4:18 AM EDT, Sun October 8, 2017
Hurricane Nate moved east of New Orleans, sparing the city from the worst of the storm.
New Orleans had spent most of Saturday under a hurricane warning that was lifted around 7 p.m. CT. It was downgraded to a tropical storm warning and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lifted a citywide curfew.
"I think we dodged a bullet," Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Saturday night. "I think we got the dry side of the storm."
Nungesser said he had been at Plaquemines Parish, which is at the southeast tip of the state.
"We saw no flooding or levees overtopping," he said.
The rest of the report details the storm's track once it made landfall in the USA and its greatest remaining threats to coastal communities -- storm surges and flash floods.

See also Accuweather's 4:41 AM EDT report, "Nate to spread rain, wind across southern US after making landfall along Gulf Coast."

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