Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Nate

Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Nate


A FEW SHOWERS TONIGHT, MILD, HUMID, ABOUT 70 DEGREES. I’LL HAVE MORE COMING UP IN YOUR FULL FORECAST. NATE IS THE FIRST HURRICANE TO MAKE LANDFALL IN MISSISSIPPI SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA. STORM SURGE WAS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM AS THE HURRICANE MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTH. SEVERAL FEET OF WATER RUSHED INTO A BEACHFRONT CASINO IN BILOXI FLOODING THE PARKING STRUCTURE AND THE LOBBY. TV 1055’S MARK STRASSMANN REPORTS ON THE STORM AS IT APPROACHED. Reporter: NATE MADE LANDFALL IN BILOXI AND THE FIRST HURRICANE TO HIT MISSISSIPPI SINCE KATRINA IN 2005. 85 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS AND RAINS BUFFETED THIS COASTAL PLAYGROUND FOR FAMILIES AND GAMBLERS. THIS IS THE CHURNING GULF OF MEXICO IN DOWNTOWN BILOXI. NATE IS A NIGHT HURRICANE AND NIGHT STORMS CAN BE KILLERS. YOU OFTEN CAN’T SEE RISING WATER UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE AND FORECASTERS ARE CALLING FOR UP TO 11 FEET OF STORM SURGE. AT SEVERAL COASTAL CASINOS HERE THE HOUSE TOOK A BEATING. WAIST DEEP FLOODWATER POURED INTO THIS RESORT. IN THE HARD ROCK CASINO PARKING LOT THE SURGE SLAMMED CARS INTO EACH OTHER. BY THEN THE GAMBLERS WERE LONG GONE. THE STATE’S GAMING COMMISSION HAD ORDERED THE CASINOS TO CLOSE, BUT MANY RESIDENTS ROLLED THE DICE AND CHOSE NOT TO EVACUATE. RESTAURANT MANAGER DEE VIEIRA. I CAN REMEMBER KATRINA AND IT WAS TERRIBLE AND I KNOW THIS ISN’T AS BAD, BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE EVERYTHING SERIOUSLY FOR SURE. Reporter: 60 MILES EAST IN MOBILE, ALABAMA, FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED A FAMILY OF FOUR WHO DROVE INTO TROUBLE AND FROM COOPER RIVERSIDE PARK ONE PERSON TWEETED HARD TO TELL WHERE THE RIVER ENDS, BUT NATE’S FURY LARGELY SPARED FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA INCLUDING NEW ORLEANS, GOOD NEWS FOR FEMA, STRAINED BY A SUMMER OF MAJOR STORMS. FEMA DIRECTOR BROCK LONG. NEARLY 85% OF MY ENTIRE AGENCY IS DEPLOYED RIGHT NOW. WE’RE STILL WORKING MASSIVE ISSUES IN HARVEY, IRMA AS WELL AS THE ISSUES IN PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIAN ISLANDS. Reporter: NO ONE WAS REPORTED KILLED OR INJURED, BUT IN ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI MORE THAN 100,000 CUSTOMERS SPENT AT LEAST PART OF THEIR SUNDAY WITHOUT POWER. MORE THAN 50,000 IN MOBILE ALONE. MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR PHIL

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