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Cyclone: Hurricane Nate reaches US coast

After Harvey and Irma, the US coast on the Gulf of Mexico is hit again by a hurricane. In Central America, at least 28 people have been killed by Nate.

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Hurricane Nate has hit US mainland. According to Hurricane Center in Miami, storm reached entrance of Mississippi Delta on Saturday night at around 8pm local time. The second time he touched mainland at night on Sunday near town of Biloxi/Gulfport, which is 140 miles east of metropolis of New Orleans.

After two Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Nate sweeps with wind speeds of up to 136 km/h through Gulf of Mexico. This corresponds to a Level 1 hurricane. Nate is third hurricane to hit US coast within six weeks. Previously, Hurricane and Storm Flutwarnungen had been issued from souastern Louisiana to Alabama border to Florida. The 2005 Metropolis New Orleans, flooded by Hurricane Katrina, had prepared for Nate.

Mississippi Delta online warnings of storm surges

At first re was no concrete evidence of damage, as storm reached coast in dark. The authorities had called for Nate to be taken very seriously, although he had not, as was feared on Saturday, strengned into a Category 2 hurricane. Instead, he even weakened slightly. In New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu had imposed a curfew for night on Sunday, but it had been lifted at 20:30 a.m. local time, as hurricane for New Orleans had been lifted.

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones and hurricanes

As a hurricane , a heavy storm from strength 12 is called Beaufort. They reach wind speeds of at least 64 knots. That's almost 120 kilometers per hour.

hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones are tropical cyclones, salient feature of which is that y obtain ir energy from tropically warm sea. At water temperatures of upper 50 meters of more than 26.5 degrees Celsius slowly evaporates a lot of moisture, which condenses during ascent in atmosphere and releases its heat energy quickly to air masses – and propels storm.

Hurricane and Typhoon

In Atlantic, North and South Pacific, tropical cyclones are referred to as Hurricane s, and in Asian region y are called Typhoons.

Hurricanes and typhoons are large-scale structures, whose imposing cloud vertebrae often reach a diameter of 200 kilometers and are shifted from Earth's rotation to rotation. If a hurricane or typhoon loses contact with sea – so to speak ashore – it loses its energy supply and weakens. By definition, a tropical Storm will only become a hurricane or typhoon when it reaches wind power 12 or more (118 km/h).


Cyclone is name for tropical cyclones in Gulf of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Such storms can stir up several meters of high waves, which eventually hit land in area of Bangladesh, Myanmar or India. As a result, Cyclones cause great devastation, because y mostly hit land in particularly shallow regions. This can lead to flooding to interior, as shallow transitions from Delta River to sea offer little protection for people and buildings.


Tornado es, on or hand, are much smaller and are characterized by ir spiral shape . They arise above mainland – especially in USA – when hot air rises under a thunderstorm cloud and wind n turns into a whirlpool. Below cloud it becomes visible as a tube.

Tornadoes can reach speeds of up to 500 kilometers per hour. The undertow of tornado sweeps everything into air, which is wind spiral in way.

Storm surges continue to be greatest danger. In some coastal sections more than three metres of waves could be whipped ashore. This is especially true of New Orleans, because since city is very low, floods are feared. However, municipal authorities expressed ir optimism that pumping systems would handle water masses. Areas outside dikes and floodgates around New Orleans were neverless evacuated as a precaution. 2005 had led Katrina's force to catastrophic dam fractures. A total of 1,800 people were killed by storm at that time on Gulf Coast.

Prior to his arrival in USA, at least 28 people had been killed by Nate in Central America. Many are missing. The storm caused floods and landslides in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras.


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