Tropical Storm Nate is anticipated to make landfall as a hurricane early Sunday. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West (SLFPA-W) is continuing to monitor, as it is expected to impact southeast Louisiana. Tropical Storm Nate currently has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is moving north-northwest at 21 mph. The National Weather Service anticipates 3-6 inches of rain and winds in the 40 mph range for our area. For those outside of the Hurricane Protection System, prepare for a potential storm surge of 4-6 feet above normal.
At this time, 22 floodgates have closed and 45 remain open. The West Closure Complex and Bayou Segnette Sector Gates remain open as well; however, the SLFPA-W expects to close all land-based floodgates by 5 p.m. CDT on Saturday.