The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi October 7, 2017 Mark Wallheiser/GETTY

Hurricane Nate made landfall Saturday in Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds up to 85 m.p.h. It made a second landfall early Sunday near Biloxi, Miss. As the storm moved inland over Mississippi and towards Alabama, the National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a tropical storm.

A hurricane has not made landfall in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a storm that completely devastated the region.

Officials warned storm surges in low lying areas near the coast could be as high as eight feet. President Donald Trump has made emergency disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi.

Residents of both states are without power because of the storm, 59,000 Alabama residents and 50,000 in Mississippi.

“Nate's center will continue to move inland over Mississippi and across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday,” according to the National Hurricane Center, Sunday.

New Orleans officials are relieved that the fast-moving storm spared them more damage.

“I think we dodged a bullet,” said Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser on CNN. “We saw no flooding or levees overtopping.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coordinating efforts to aid people in the states affected. The organization has been dealing with wreckage in several places. The U.S. has faced three major storms in August and September that have devastated places like Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Before Nate rolled into the U.S. it caused major damage in South America. The storm killed 28 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. Many people had to be rescued from floodwaters. The storm also caused mudslides in those countries.