Predictors predict that despite strong winds, high seas and heavy rains on the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Nests will not turn into a hurricane, contributing to the relief of states on the way to the storm that devastates more than 75 percent were from Hurricane Michael just last year.
The National Hurricane Center predicted that conditions on the coast are expected to deteriorate from late Friday to early Saturday as Nestor lands on the coast of Mexico Beach on Saturday morning without mounting a hurricane.
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Florida officials said they activated the state's emergency response center at the lowest level and were not prepared for life-threatening or devastating damage. Even heavy rains, which are expected to be 2 to 4 inches from the central Gulf Coast to the eastern Carolinas and in some places up to 6 inches, are a welcome relief for areas suffering from a severe drought.
"We have very little preparation because there is nothing to really prepare for," said Al Cathey, mayor of Mexico City Beach, according to The Associated Press. "We did not see any alarm at all."
Forecastors said that starting at 4:00 pm ET Friday, the storm was about 1
Conditions in Parts of Alabama, Georgia and North Florida
The Coast Guard predicted dangerous currents and sea levels that could rise to 20 feet around Panama City, a busy tourist destination during this time.
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Nester also prevented attempts by officials to use explosives to overthrow the damaged construction cranes following the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans last week unstable by disasters, they postpone their efforts until after the storm.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.