See the latest on Hurricane Nate announcements and evacuations

4 P.M.

Here's the latest information about Nate:

The story continues to have winds of 90 mph as it moves NNW at 23 mph. The pressure has dropped one millibar since the last advisory. The center is located about 140 miles south of Biloxi, Mississippi. The storm is expected to slow down and turn to the north-northeast, then northeast. Hurricane-force winds extend out 40 miles from the center, with tropical storm-force winds out to 125 miles. The next advisory will be issued at 7 p.m. CDT.

1 P.M.

1:00 PM CDT Sat Oct 7

Location: 27.6°N 88.9°W

Moving: NNW at 25 mph

Min pressure: 982 mb

Max sustained: 90 mph

11:25 A.M.:

Here's the local rundown on Hurricane Nate as of 11:25 p.m.

As Hurricane Nate hurtles toward northern Gulf Coast, officials in Northwest Florida are urging residents in certain low-lying areas to evacuate.

The storm surge from Nate is expected to be one of the biggest local impacts, particularly in Santa Rosa County. Navarre Beach residents have been asked to evacuate, along with others in low-lying areas.

As of late Saturday morning, no bridge closures are expected. If the area experiences sustained winds of 40 mph, bridges will close.

The Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport is also expected to stay open, although officials are asking travelers to continue to monitor and check with their airlines.

10 A.M.: Nate has winds of 90 mph and is moving NNW at 26 mph. It's about 180 miles SSE of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

9:43 A.M.: Double red flags are flying at Walton County beaches. The water is closed to the public.

9:42 A.M.: Pensacola State College closes today at 5 p.m. through Sunday. All activities are canceled except for SAT testing today.

9:41 A.M.: The Pensacola International Airport will cease all operations at 6 p.m.

9:40 A.M.: Due to rough surf caused by Hurricane Nate, all Okaloosa County beaches are flying double red flags. The water is closed to the public.

9:37 A.M.: The Okaloosa County Emerald Coast Rider is available to provide transport to the shelter for any resident who needs it. Call (850) 833-9168.

9:36 A.M.: The following shelters are open in Okaloosa County:

Davidson Middle School, 6261 Old Bethel Road, Crestview. The shelter is for general populace, special needs and is pet-friendly. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their pet's cages and any special dietary or medical needs for their pets.

9:35 A.M.: Okaloosa County's Emergency Operations Center is currently partially activated. Emergency support personnel are on stand-by status.

Navarre Beach evacuation

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has recommended evacuation for surge zone A — low-lying areas and Navarre Beach.

A pet-friendly/special needs/general shelter opened at 8 a.m. Saturday at Milton Community Center.

Please call 850-983-INFO (4636) if you have questions about your zone or anything other storm-related concerns.

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