Hurricane Nate is expected to intensify to a category 2 storm, and is projected to make landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after midnight tonight. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West (SLFPA-W) is continuing to monitor, as it is expected to impact southeast Louisiana. Hurricane Nate currently has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and is moving north-northwest at 25 mph. The National Weather Service anticipates 3-6 inches of rain for our area. For those outside of the Hurricane Protection System, prepare for a potential storm surge of 3-6 feet above normal.
At this time, 46 land-based floodgates have been closed. The land-based floodgate at Boomtown is the last to remain open; however, the SLFPA-W plans to close it this evening. The West Closure Complex Sector Gate remains open, but LA-45 gate at Barataria and the Bayou Segnette Sector Gate have been closed.