Advertisement

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Zeta as of Thursday, October 29 at 2 AM Zeta as of Thursday, October 29 at 2 AM |  Photo: WDIO Interactive Radar

KEVIN McGILL, STACEY PLAISANCE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press
Created: October 29, 2020 02:11 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - At least one person has died as Hurricane Zeta pounds New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast with heavy rains and howling winds before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surge.

Advertisement

The storm ripped apart roofs and knocked out power to more than 630,000 customers in three states. A Louisiana coroner says man died after being electrocuted by downed power lines.

Forecasters says the Category 2 storm made landfall in southeastern Louisiana with 110 mph winds that pushed seawater ashore. It later weakened to a Category 1, but heavy rains and tornadoes are possible overnight across the Deep South. Tropical storm warnings extend through north Georgia into the Carolinas.

Credits

KEVIN McGILL, STACEY PLAISANCE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

Police investigating shots fired incident that damaged Duluth home

Minnesota COVID-19 Update Sunday

Small businesses adapting during pandemic

Scandinavian art store opens in Duluth

Earth Rider Brewery stays busy for Small Business Saturday

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement