SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Hurricane Nate made its landfall as a category 1 storm Saturday evening, and South Mississippi is feeling the impact.
Shortly before midnight, Nate blasted across South Mississippi with persistent rain, some wind, and a significant storm surge. The water rushed onto the Coast during high tide; causing Highway 90 and Debuys Road to flood.
Hard Rock, Golden Nugget, and Margaritaville all took on water in the first-floor entryway.
Around 1 a.m. Sunday, Hurricane Nate made its second landfall near Biloxi with max winds at 85 miles per hour. The forecast calls for the river to rise to 10-feet by Monday morning; 2-feet above flood stage.
According to Met. Wesley Williams, minor flooding is expected. The banks will overflow a short distance upstream and downstream of Lamey Bridge. Roads along the river will be impassable, a few homes will be isolated, recreational camps will be inaccessible. Property along Lamey Bridge Road will be inundated. The water level will be at the undercarriage of the bridge.
Strong currents will flow across the bridge approaches.
The Hurricane Hunters were in the storm a little before 9 p.m. and found 88 miles per hour winds. The strongest band of the storm will move into South Mississippi before midnight, bringing the higher threats for storm surge, high winds, and heavy rainfall making for possible life-threatening situations in some areas.
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