Nate beginning to batter Hancock County
By Dwayne Bremer
Oct 7, 2017, 21:17
Waves crash over the seawall at Dunbar Avenue as Hurricane Nate began battering Hancock County on Saturday evening
Hurricane Nate is beginning to batter Hancock County as the Category One storm churns is way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
At 9 p.m. Saturday, Nate was located about 50 miles south of Bay St. Louis and headed north at about 20 miles per hour.
Hancock County is now. under a curfew until 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
As the storm approached, strong waves began splashing over the seawall in Bay St. Louis near Dunbar Avenue and along Beach Blvd.
Dozens of roads across the county are flooded and high winds are causing some power outages.
Earlier on Saturday, the Department of Marine Resources rescued three boaters, whose small craft sank near Bayou Caddy.
High winds and a five=to-nine foot storm surge is expected over the next few hours, officials said.
Residents can continue to monitor Nate through local media outlets, social media, and radio.
Coast Electric customers can check the company's power outage grid by logging onto www.coastepa.com.
Mississippi Power customers can do the same at outagemap.mississippi.com.
The Sea Coast Echo will continue to update developments with Nate.