Nate downgraded to tropical storm as it lashes US

2017-10-08 17:04
A truck drives through a flooded street in Mobile in the American state of Alabama during Hurricane Nate. (Brynn Anderson, AP)

A truck drives through a flooded street in Mobile in the American state of Alabama during Hurricane Nate. (Brynn Anderson, AP)

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New Orleans - Nate, which had lashed the US Gulf Coast as a fast-moving hurricane, was downgraded to a tropical storm early on Sunday while moving inland, meteorologists said.

At 09:00GMT the storm had top winds of 113km/h and was moving north-northeast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"Rapid weakening anticipated," the NHC said as the storm moved further inland over the southern states of Mississippi and Alabama.

Meanwhile AP reported that more than 100 000 resident in Mississippi and Alabama were without power following the arrival of Nate.

A storm surge pushed over the beachfront highway in Biloxi, flooding the parking area of the Golden Nugget casino.

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