6 dead and millions without electricity confirmed by hurricane Zeta in the US (PHOTOS)

6 dead and millions without electricity confirmed by hurricane Zeta in the US Zeta claimed the life of a man who was electrocuted to deat...

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  • 6 dead and millions without electricity confirmed by hurricane Zeta in the US
  • Zeta claimed the life of a man who was electrocuted to death in New Orleans
  • Perhaps these are the worst storm damage since Katrina, noted a mayor

They confirm six dead and millions without electricity by Hurricane Zeta in Louisiana. Despite the fact that this Thursday, Hurricane Zeta was downgraded to tropical storm, his passage through the eastern United States was devastating.

In accordance with USA TodayZeta claimed the life of a man who was electrocuted to death in New Orleans, while sadly another man drowned in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In addition, the death of a man was reported in Acworth, Georgia, who was killed when a log fell on his mobile home. In Atlanta, a tree fell on the house of two people and immobilized them against the bed, according to the same media.

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In Alabama, one person was killed when another tree fell on a mobile home in Clarke County, according to USA Today.

At the same time power outages from the Zeta storm across the entire east coast of the United States affected some voting centers, including north Georgia, also in Douglas County, west of Atlanta, all six polling places were without electricity, according to USA Today.

Voting was also affected by the storm in parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Hurricane Zeta made landfall on the east coast of the United States, in the state of Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The hurricane killed a 55-year-old man who, according to a coroner, was electrocuted by a downed power line in New Orleans, and authorities said dangerous conditions will prevail through Thursday.

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Zeta’s passing has been extremely devastating, and Mike Smith, mayor of Waveland, Mississippi, said this is perhaps the worst storm damage since Katrina devastated the city in 2005, according to USA Today.

The multiple power cuts due to the passage of Hurricane Zeta have occurred in various states on the east coast of the United States, such as North Carolina, Louisiana and Georgia, according to various reports from Univisión, El Universal, CNN and Telemundo.

In Atlanta, according to the Bridge Project, Zeta left more than two million businesses and homes in the dark.

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Hurricane Zeta kills at least one in Louisiana and threatens Atlanta

Hurricane Zeta hit Louisiana on Wednesday, hitting the New Orleans metropolitan area with rain and high winds that destroyed buildings, left thousands of people without power in a region that has seen numerous storms this year.

The storm moved fast to reach Mississippi with gales, downpours and a dangerous storm surge.

Zeta weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with 80-mile-per-hour winds as it swept into southern Mississippi within hours of making landfall.

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However, meteorologists warned that it was still dangerous. The storm was 72 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Hattiesburg Wednesday morning.

In Mobile, Alabama, a gust of 146 km / h (45 mph) was recorded on Tuesday, and the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported a 3.5-meter (10-foot) storm surge in Waveland, Mississippi.

As Zeta hit the south of the country, some neighbors expressed concern about the upcoming elections.

“Right now there are many roads blocked by trees and other debris that have fallen. With the elections I hope that the city will clear the roads by November 3 so that everyone can go out and vote, ”said Mackenzie Umanzo, 19 years old.

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“Let’s hope that everyone who wants to go can go,” said the D’Iberville, Mississippi neighbor.

Guy McInnis, president of the municipality of St. Bernard, said emergency workers were doing their best to respond to reports of people in distress after they lost the roofs of their homes.

“We took the onslaught from Zeta, and he gave us a good blow,” McInnis told WDSU-TV.

Roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta made landfall in the Terrebone Bay area near Cocodrie, a roadside fishing village that has a marine laboratory but few full-time residents. , if there is one. A building in the laboratory was flooded.

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Jets of water fell from the roofs in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, where the wind swayed billboards next to restaurants and bars, and the palm trees on Canal Street swayed furiously. Authorities said one person was hospitalized with minor injuries after a structure collapsed, but no further details were released.

With much of the city in darkness and more than 200 trees down, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell pleaded with residents to stay home and allow authorities to assess the damage rather than go out and do it themselves.

“Although we survived, we suffered damage, we were beaten,” he said.

More than 875,000 users were without power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, including some 350,000 in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Blackouts were accumulating rapidly as the storm moved northeast.

Zeta had maximum sustained winds of 177 kilometers per hour (110 miles per hour) as a Category 2 hurricane upon landfall, and is the 27th named storm in a busy season in the Atlantic with more than a month left to conclude. . It set a record by becoming the 11th named meteor to hit the continental United States in a season, two more than the nine recorded in 1916.

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