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Louisiana monitors Tropical Storm Nate

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As Nate nears the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is already preparing for possible impacts. 

This afternoon, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be meeting with the Unified Command Group to conduct updates on the storm. 

A live press conference will take place at 4:00 p.m. 

So far, Grand Isle has issued a voluntary evacuation in preparation for any potential impacts. At this time, the threat to coastal Louisiana is not known but officials are monitoring the storm and any updates will be reported. According to WBRZ, the city said it issued a state of emergency Thursday and asked people to consider leaving ahead of tropical system Nate, which is forecast to enter the Gulf and likely impact parts of Louisiana.

According to several stations in New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish residents outside of the levee protection system have been ordered to evacuate beginning Thursday afternoon.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces the temporary closure of Elmer's Island, located on the southwestern tip of Jefferson Parish beginning October 6 th at noon.

KATC's weather team is keeping up with the storm and will have more tonight at 5 6 and 10. For more on Tropical Storm Nate, here is a look at our Live 12:00 update from Facebook.

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