Update: Hurricane Nate makes landfall near the Mississippi River.
Hurricane Nate made US landfall Saturday night as a Category 1 storm near the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeast Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on the storm.
A second landfall is likely on the Mississippi coast a few hours after the eye of the storm passes over the Chandeleur Sound.
The hurricane center said Nate has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. It was moving north at 20 mph.
Rains had already soaked coastal Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi much of Saturday. As the storm approached the Gulf Coast, officials in Louisiana and other states implored residents to finish their storm preparations and get inside.