Oct 6, 2017
The hurricane season is not officially over until November and right on cue another storm is entering the Gulf of Mexico and heading toward the U.S. coast. Tropical storm Nate is predicted to be a category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall this Sunday along the Gulf Coast. It is a rather erratic storm so its path is hard to predict but right now it appears to be heading toward southeast Louisiana, making the flood prone city of New Orleans vulnerable.
While, it is not projected to be a major storm it could produce significant amounts of rain that could cause flooding. New Orleans is eight feet below sea level and relies on some aging and often unreliable pumps to get rain water out of the city.