The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West (SLFPA-W) is monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. The National Weather Service has noted that Tropical Storm Nate is expected to gain strength as it enters the northern Gulf of Mexico and become a hurricane by Saturday. At this time, the storm is scheduled to make landfall on Sunday morning and impacts to our area are projected to entail heavy rain and gusty winds.

At this time, the West Closure Complex and Bayou Segnette Sector Gates remain open; however, the SLFPA-W has begun closing non-essential gates.