>> Hurricane Nate is turning toward the central Gulf Coast, and New Orleans is preparing for the worst. Nate, a category 2 storm as of Saturday already leaving Central America battered with at least 25 people dead. Now residents of coastal cities like New Orleans getting ready to leave if they have to.
>> Clothes is in a car, in a suitcases.>> The city was devastated in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. Then last month nearly a foot of rain fell in less than a day, prompting 19 of the cities pumping stations to fail. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says despite 11 of those stations still being offline, the city will be ready.
>> We have plenty enough power, and plenty enough pumping capacity to handle those potential rain events.>> Down the cost city workers in Mobile, Alabama clearing storm drains ahead of storm surge projected to be six to nine feet. Mobile mayor Sandy Stimpson, says the city is being proactive and recommends residents do the same.
>> Be vigilant, stay alert, and have a plan. Do not wait until Saturday night after dark to decide what you would have to do, in case things with the storm change.>> Nate coming after multiple storms hitting the US in the past months, with hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria leaving a deadly path of destruction.
Through Monday, Nate is expected to produce three to six inches of rain on the coast.