Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains.

Published on : October 8, 2017 6:11




Storm Nate has brought strong winds, heavy rain and some flooding to the south-eastern US.

Nate made landfall as a hurricane twice, in Louisiana and Mississippi, but is now weakening rapidly.Some storm surge warnings have been lifted but weather officials say  Alabama and western Florida remain under danger.

The storm  killed at least 25 people in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras. No deaths or injuries have yet been reported in the US.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, visiting Antigua and Barbuda which were badly damaged by Hurricane Irma in September, said the international community needed to do more to help Caribbean countries hit by a series of powerful hurricanes.