Tropical Storm Nate was formed this Thursday morning near the coast of Nicaragua and sources reckon that it will turn into Hurricane Nate very soon by this weekend as it crosses west side of Florida’s Panhandle and northern side of Gulf Coast.
The winds were blowing at 40 mph and it is suspected to strengthen by Thursday night and Friday. However, these natural forces can never be accurately timed, tracked or measured, therefore the government of Mexico has already published Hurricane Watch.
The northern Gulf Coast will suffer due to heavy rainfall and storm surge. Also, Carl Erickson, a senior meteorologist believes that Nate is going to be a Category 1 Hurricane with force of wind to dwell between 74 to 95 mph.
Meteorologists can come up with more conclusions after observing the storm for next 24-36 hours. The Tropical Storm Nate has now reached US Gulf coast after causing destruction in Central America. The loss of human lives and financial losses have yet to be determined and evaluated. There is news that nearly 22 people have lost their lives as per initial missing reports. The most affected areas are Honduras, Costa Rica and other nearby regions in the suburbs. The loss in these states is due to mudslides and heavy floodings.
As we talk about this natural disaster, there are predictions that this storm will soon hit the New Orleans and Florida has already started preparing for the worst-case scenarios that could possibly happen. Despite New Orleans’s improved and modern drainage system, the people are generally filled with fear and the element of unpredictability due to the wreckage that has taken place in the nearby areas. While some parts of Florida still face the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the news of Storm Nate is nothing less than a wrath of nature for them. The government of Rick Scott has categorically announced that 29 countries are in a state of emergency because of their proximity to the storm that is expected to hit. The precautionary measures have been taken and evacuations plans have been made to ensure no human lives are lost and the means of communication are as much accessible as possible.
Forecasters have predicted that this circle of rainfall will continue for at least a week and thus the normal course of life will be greatly impacted by this. The states are coordinating continuously with each other and ensuring that no atrocities occur and financial losses are minimal.