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New Orleans and Gulf Coast hunker down as Hurricane Nate makes landfall

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The storm, which strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in the U.S. between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

Source: ABC

Local officials have warned that it "is the worst hurricane" to hit the area since Hurricane Katrina.

Source: Deutsche Welle

Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and flooding.

Source: Reuters

The storm has left at least 30 people dead and thousands more displaced since it swept through Central America.

Source: Deutsche Welle

All Sources: Reuters Deutsche Welle ABC

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