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    Hurricane Zeta reported in Louisiana

    https://www.fox8live.com/2020/10/28/...d-new-orleans/

    There is a preliminary report of death in the state of Louisiana due to Hurricane Zeta.


    NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - Emergency personnel in New Orleans are reporting what appears to be the first death linked to Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Terrebonne Parish just 1 mph shy of being a Category 3 storm.

    Emergency officials say just before 8 p.m. they responded to the 8200 block of Palm Street about an electrocution fatality.

    No other details are currently available.
    https://www.fox8live.com/2020/10/28/...im-gulf-coast/


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a region already pounded by multiple storms this year.

    St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis said emergency workers were doing their best to respond to reports of people in distress after their roofs were blown off.

    ?Guys, we received the brunt of Zeta, and Zeta gave us a good punch,? McInnis told WDSU-TV.

    Roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta made landfall around Terrebone Bay near Cocodrie, an unincorporated fishing village at the end of a highway with few if any full-time residents and a marine laboratory where a building was inundated.

    Streams of rainfall ran off roofs in New Orleans' famed French Quarter, signs outside bars and restaurants swayed back and forth in the wind and palm trees along Canal Street whipped furiously. A few trees were down, and one that fell across utility lines sparked a bright orange flash. Officials said a person was hospitalized with minor injuries after a structure collapsed, but further details weren?t available.

    More than 630,000 customers were without electricity in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, including about 350,000 in metro New Orleans. More outages were feared overnight as the storm moves northeastward across the Deep South.

    Zeta had top sustained winds of 110 mph (177 kph) as a Category 2 hurricane at landfall and is the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season ? with over a month left to go. It set a new record as the 11th named storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. in a single season, well beyond the nine storms that hit in 1916.

    More than 630,000 customers were without electricity in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, including about 350,000 in metro New Orleans. More outages were feared overnight as the storm moves northeastward across the Deep South.

    Zeta had top sustained winds of 110 mph (177 kph) as a Category 2 hurricane at landfall and is the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season ? with over a month left to go. It set a new record as the 11th named storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. in a single season, well beyond the nine storms that hit in 1916.

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    https://wgno.com/weather/tracking-th...urricane-zeta/

    PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) ? Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana, on Wednesday as a Category 2 storm with winds up to 110 miles per hour. At this time, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is reporting one fatality and multiple injuries in Harrison County.

    Damage assessments will begin Thursday morning. Multiple counties are reporting debris on roads, downed power lines and damage to multiple homes. Throughout the assessment process MEMA will provide additional damage numbers.

    President Trump approved Governor Tate Reeves? request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration for the following counties: Clarke, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne. The purpose of a federal emergency declaration is to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

    Neighbors and business owners can self-report damage received from Hurricane Zeta through our Crisis-Track Self-Reporting tool.

    Governor Tate Reeves tweeted about the damage on Thursday. He said, ?Mississippi got hit hard by Hurricane Zeta last night. One thing I know about Mississippians: when we get hit hard, we get up. We come together and rebuild. I will be on the coast this afternoon to be a part of that effort?joining an army of emergency operators and volunteers.?

    MEMA will hold a news conference on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

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    I have a dog rescue friend that lives in MS, right near the border of LA. He had this on his FB, and I had to laugh:


    "I would like to speak to the manager of 2020. I would like to cancel my Hurricane of the Month subscription".

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    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/...le/6052493002/

    North Carolina is on Hurricane Zeta Watch.

    Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 storm Oct. 28, killing at least two people and leaving some 2 million without power across the Southeast, including Asheville and Western North Carolina.

    As Zeta weakened to a tropical storm overnight, it slammed the mountains Oct. 29 with hurricane-force wind gusts in places, dumped buckets of rain leading to flooding in low-lying areas and caused thousands of power outages.

    While rain has diminished by morning, WNC isn?t out of the woods yet, weather forecasters say.

    ?The center is a little north of Asheville, so winds could start to pick up on the backside of circulation, maybe with gusts up to 30 or 40 mph,? said Clay Chaney, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greer, South Carolina.

    He said the highest recorded wind gust was clocked at 82 mph ? technically hurricane force ? not long after sunrise in Cashiers, in Jackson County, southwest of Asheville

    Buncombe and Henderson county schools closed ahead of the storm, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which traverses some of the highest peaks in the East, closed much of the roadway in WNC except for the Asheville ?commuter zone.?

    Chaney said the system is moving at about 40 mph, so it will leave the mountains quickly, but it is leaving a mess in its wake.

    Asheville received 1.66 inches of rain since midnight. There might be some isolated rainfall through the afternoon, he said.
    Southern Henderson County received the most rain from Zeta ? 3-4 inches, with Hendersonville getting more than 2 inches overnight, Chaney said.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for much of southern WNC, including Jackson, southern Haywood, southern Buncombe, Mcdowell, Polk and Rutherford counties, as well as Upstate South Carolina, including Pickens, Oconee and northern Greenville counties.

    Asheville Fire Department emergency responders report that calls for service have increased due to higher sustained winds and heavy rain and the city of Asheville is asking folks to stay off the roads today if possible while crews are cleaning up storm damage.

    City of Asheville Streets and Stormwater crews are monitoring streets and closing them as needed for safety. The city website this morning says: ?If you encounter a barricade we ask that you please do not go around it. If you can stay off the roads today, please do.?

    Road closures and downed trees:

    Swannanoa River Road near Caledonia is flooding and is being closed.
    Druid Drive near the intersection Leicester Highway is flooded and is being closed.
    Beaverdam Road in north Asheville is blocked by a fallen tree involving power lines.
    Rice Branch Road is blocked completely by a fallen tree involving power lines.
    Keasler Road is blocked by a fallen tree involving power lines.
    2300 block of Hendersonville Road is shut down by a MVA with power lines and power pole down.

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...th/6072425002/

    Zeta, now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, continued to lash portions of the eastern U.S. Thursday with heavy rain and high winds as the potent system made its way out to sea.

    The storm, which made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon, knocked out power to more than 2.6 million homes and businesses and has been blamed for at least six deaths in the South.

    One man was electrocuted in New Orleans, a man drowned in Biloxi, Mississippi, and a man in Acworth, Georgia, was killed when an oak tree fell on the mobile home in which he was staying. Two people were killed near Atlanta when a tree fell on their house, pinning them to the bed. In Alabama, one person died when a tree fell on a mobile home in rural Clarke County.

    Zeta ripped off roofs, knocked down power lines and trees and flooded streets as it roared through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia early Thursday, the Weather Channel said. Heavy rain and winds also pounded eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas.

    Zeta damage:See aftermath photos, video from across Louisiana, New Orleans

    Power outages from the storm also affected polling places in some areas, including northern Georgia. State officials weren’t sure how many of the 336 early voting locations statewide were closed or delayed in opening. In Douglas County, in Atlanta’s western suburbs, all six polling locations were without power, as were county offices.

    Voting was also affected by the storm in portions of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

    Zeta made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Cocodrie, Louisiana, with estimated wind speeds of 110 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

    The storm was a ferocious hit for some along the Gulf Coast. In Waveland, Mississippi, on the state's coast, the town's mayor, Mike Smith, told WLOX-TV that the town may have suffered its worst storm damage since Katrina blasted the city in 2005.

    Video from Grand Isle, Louisiana, a barrier island in Jefferson Parish, showed large homes with their roofs torn off, a crumpled gas station canopy and downed utility poles and wires, the Weather Channel reported.

    "We're really getting beat. We're looking at wind over 100 (mph) for sure," Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle said in an interview with WDSU as Zeta's eyewall moved over the island.
    Zeta is the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season, which still has more than a month left. It was the 11th tropical storm or hurricane to hit the United States this year, marking an all-time record high for the country.

    Forecasters also were monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean, one that could develop into a tropical depression or storm over the weekend or early next week, the Hurricane Center said.

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