New Orleans evacuates residents at Tropical Storm Nate approaches

MANAGUA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Tropical Storm Nate swirled toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 25 people in Central America.

Nate is set to become a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists, by the time it hits the U.S. central Gulf Coast on Saturday night or Sunday.

“Nate is at our doorstep or will be soon,” New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

Source: New Orleans evacuates residents at Tropical Storm Nate approaches

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