Montgomery City-County Emergency Management Agency shows Tropical Storm Nate’s predicted path has shifted west not east as the National Weather Service (NWS) had advised. The current models are predicting a landfall Saturday evening in the area of Louisiana and Mississippi borders. The NWS still believe this will be a swift moving storm and will reach Category 1 prior to making landfall.
Montgomery’s predicted impacts
Rainfall totals Friday-Monday are 1.42 inches
Peak Sustained winds 26 MPH
Peak Wind Gusts 40 MPH
The difference with this and the conditions we received from Hurricane Irma; we will be on the predicted path’s eastern side of the storm. The eastern portion usually has tendencies for pop up tornados, and stronger winds, but still we are only under 26 mph sustained and 40 mpg gusts.
The National Weather Service is still maintaining 10 am briefings at this time until a more definite path is determined. We are currently in contact with State Emergency Management Agency and our Regional Coordinator, Mrs. Monique Smith. She has requested to again have Montgomery EMA as her standby location if needed but no definite need has been determined at this time. If she were to need this facility Montgomery EMA will notify everyone but be in a standby partial activation requiring no additional staffing until warranted while in stand-by.
Again, we will send out future updates as we receive them.
Important Numbers for you to remember: Montgomery Police Information - 334-241-2651 Montgomery Fire / Rescue - 334-625-3916 Montgomery Sanitation Department - 334-241-2751 Montgomery Mayor / City Council - 334-625-2096