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Tropical Storm Nate's winds rapidly weaken to 45 mph
October 8, 2017 / 12:12 PM / 2 months ago

Tropical Storm Nate's winds rapidly weaken to 45 mph

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour), the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday morning, a few hours after it swept ashore in Mississippi as a hurricane.

Storm clouds are seen over the Mississippi River as Hurricane Nate approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. on October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

The storm was “rapidly weakening,” the center said in an advisory, which said heavy rains and storm surge flooding continued in the region.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen; editing by John Stonestreet

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