BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In a statement, the governor of Louisiana notes the state was largely spared major damaged from Hurricane Nate and offered prayers to eastern neighbors.
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards conducted a briefing with selected members of the Unified Command Group (UCG) and the National Weather Service regarding the impacts of Hurricane Nate on Louisiana.
Following the briefing, Gov. Edwards released this statement:
Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks.
Nate - the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina in 2005 - quickly lost power, with its winds diminishing to a tropical depression as it pushed northward into Alabama and toward Georgia with heavy rains. It was a Category 1 hurricane at landfall outside Biloxi early Sunday.