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Tropical Storm Nate turns deadly, heads for U.S.

Friday, October 06, 2017 - 00:57

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America and is now heading for the U.S. Gulf Coast where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend. Linda So reports.

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Tropical Storm Nate pummeling Costa Rica with heavy rain. It's killed at least 22 people in Central America. The storm triggering mudslides, flooding, and widespread power outages. Forecasters say Nate is expected to strengthen as it heads toward the U.S. Gulf Coast possibly hitting New Orleans as a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday. The governor in Louisiana has already declared a state of emergency. People there stocking up on food. Coastal areas have been ordered to evacuate and National Guard troops are mobilizing. SOUNDBITE: NEW ORLEANS MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU, SAYING: "Right now, to the citizens of New Orleans, there is no need to panic but there is reason to prepare." Officials say the storm could impact residents from Florida to Texas and hit oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, major offshore oil producers including Chevron and Exxon have stopped production.

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Tropical Storm Nate turns deadly, heads for U.S.

Friday, October 06, 2017 - 00:57