October 6, 2017 / 9:08 PM / 10 months ago

New Orleans mayor orders evacuation, curfew for Tropical Storm Nate

(Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday ordered an evacuation of some areas and a mandatory curfew ahead of Tropical Storm Nate.

FILE PHOTO: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks to the media during a news conference announcing the arrest of Travis Boys, suspected of killing police officer Daryle Holloway, in New Orleans June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

The curfew will be in effect from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, the mayor said at a news conference. Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency as the storm twisted toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 22 people in Central America.

Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; editing by Grant McCool

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