Residents have been warned of torrential downpour and storm surges of up to eight feet.The US Hurricane Center warned: "A hurricane warning is in effect for portions of the northern Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Alabama, and preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion in these areas."Life-threatening storm surge flooding is likely along portions of the northern Gulf Coast."They also revealed that flash floods could take place as Hurricane Nate moved further inland through the Deep South, the eastern Tennessee Valley and the southern Appalachians.Two master bedrooms, three gas fireplaces, jetted tub, granite counters, stainless appliances....
First responders and residents are also preparing for flooding in New Orleans, which was devastated only 12 years ago by Hurricane Katrina.
On Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered a mandatory evacuation of parts of the city after he declared a state of emergency on Thursday.
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Weather experts predict Hurricane Nate will make US landfall early Sunday morning.
Louisiana and Florida have both issued a state of emergency after Nate was blamed for more than 24 deaths in Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica.
The nation waited for weeks with bated breath anticipating the calf's arrival.