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Mexico: Tropical Nate

Tropical storm Nate roared toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall early Sunday, and evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf.

Regional Advisory – Tropical Storm Nate

Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel from Rio Lagartos to Punta Herrero, including the Mayan Riviera, due to Tropical Storm Nate, which is expected to become a hurricane. See Natural disasters and climate for more information.