Hurricane Nate Weakens to a Tropical Storm After Killing 22 in Central America & Hitting the United States

Hurricane Nate has weakened to a tropical depression after hitting Biloxi, Miss., as a Category One hurricane on Saturday night, NBC News reports. 

As of 7 a.m. Sunday morning, Nate had reached a sustained wind speed of 45 mph. It hit Louisiana and made a second landfall in Mississippi early Sunday morning. Despite the initial worries of threats from yet another hurricane and four states—Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and certain counties in Florida—declaring a state of emergency, no casualties were reported in Mississippi. The area still faces the possibility of flash flooding and strong winds. 

"We are very fortunate this morning and have been blessed," Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said at a press conference. "Some damage has been done particularly to the individual homes that are on the bay and in the areas that the surge caused the primary damage." 

Pressure has been lifted in other areas as well. According to ABC News, the National Weather Service has cancelled New Orleans' hurricane warning, and a citywide curfew has been lifted. A notable amount of customers in Mississippi and Alabama are without power, while the latter's Dauphin Island has experienced broken power lines and a road blocked by over four feet of water. 

Although it seems that Nate will leave less of an impact on the States, the storm blew through Central America earlier this week, killing a total of 22 people. Seven people are reported dead in Costa Rica and 15 in Nicaragua are dead. 15 Costa Ricans are reportedly also missing. 

The storm is expected to move through the Tennessee Valley and Appalachian Mountains by Monday.