Hurricane Nate, which formed earlier this week, made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday night. The remnants of the storm are now quickly moving to the northeast.

Hurricane warnings were posted for the Gulf Coast, including Mobile Bay, Ala. New Orleans and Pensacola, Fla., were under a tropical storm warning.

Images from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite show Nate forming off the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras on Thursday. (NOAA)

Weather began to deteriorate in the area Saturday, and landfall occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday. Strong winds caused power outages for more than 100,000 people in Mississippi and Alabama.

The storm surge flooded low-lying roads and beachfront areas along the coast, but by Sunday morning there were no signs of widespread damage.

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In New Orleans, there was concern as the city’s drainage system has been strained in recent months. After damaging flooding in early August, as well as another downpour of six inches earlier this month, the city came under scrutiny when many pumping stations were unable to keep up. But as the storm passed to the east, the city neither experienced power outages nor reported any pump malfunctions.

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8 p.m. Sunday, of the 120 pumps the city operates at 24 pumping stations, 12 are out of service.

Tim Meko, Laris Karklis, John Muyskens and Aaron Steckelberg contributed to this report.

About this story

Storm data from National Hurricane Center. Storm imagery from NASA’s GOES-16 satellite. Drainage system map data from Waggonner & Ball and Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.

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