ALERT! Category 2 Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana (VIDEO)

ALERT! Category 2 Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana After hitting Mexico, he gained strength and upgraded to head for the east c...

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  • ALERT! Category 2 Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana
  • After hitting Mexico, he gained strength and upgraded to head for the east coast
  • Hurricane Zeta began its passage through the southeast of the state of Louisiana a few moments ago

ALERT! Category 2 Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana. In accordance with Telemundo, Hurricane Zeta began its passage through southeastern Louisiana a few moments ago.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted in a bulletin that was published a few hours ago that the aforementioned cyclone Zeta was located 65 miles south-southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, according to Telemundo.

The powerful hurricane with winds of 110 miles per hour moves at a speed of 24 miles per hour, while advancing over the state of Louisiana in a north-northeast direction, according to the Telemundo network. TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana

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After hitting the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, Hurricane Zeta gained strength and rose in category to head towards the east coast of the United States, due to this the residents had to begin their preparation a few days ago, according to CNN.

As reported by the same media, it weakened and degraded to a tropical storm, however, early Wednesday morning it strengthened again.

According to Telemundo, in a few hours it is expected to make landfall for the second time, now on the Mississippi coast, to continue its course on Thursday on the east coast of the United States.

Warnings for Hurricane Zeta making landfall extend from Louisiana to the Mississippi-Alabama border, including the New Orleans metropolitan area, according to CNN.

Hurricane Zeta is expected to begin to weaken on Thursday in the meantime, according to the same outlet. This storm season has been especially active.

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Voluntary evacuation orders have been issued, the New Orleans metro area is preparing for tropical storm-force winds, heavy rains and coastal flooding as a result of Hurricane Zeta, according to a city statement.

According to CNN there is no risk of flooding despite the inclemency of Hurricane Zeta, however, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards did not take this lightly and issued an emergency declaration prior to Zeta’s arrival.

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana

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“We need to roll up our sleeves, as we always do, and prepare for a potential shock in Louisiana,” Edwards said, as his state has been especially hard hit this hurricane season.

“The good and the bad at the same time is that we have had a lot of practice this year,” added the governor, according to CNN.

Through Twitter, the governor noted that “This storm is expected to make landfall somewhere on the Gulf Coast in the middle of the week, which means we have a few days to prepare. As we have seen in this hurricane season, a tropical threat during the current covid-19 emergency is challenging, but we can manage something. “

Hurricane Laura in August was devastating for Louisiana, leaving 25 people dead and thousands affected, in addition to hundreds of homes destroyed as it passed through the state.

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Hurricane Zeta threatens the US: it will make landfall in Louisiana

Louisiana was preparing for its third hurricane of the year on Wednesday, as Zeta, the 27th storm Named after a historic hurricane season in the Atlantic, it was on its way to make landfall south of New Orleans.

Zeta regained hurricane status on Wednesday after passing over the Yucatan Peninsula, and was expected to hit the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday night.

Hurricane warnings covered Morgan City, Louisiana, and along the Mississippi coast to the Alabama boundary. The hurricane watch off the coast of Florida’s northeast fringe was extended eastward to the border between Walton and Bay counties.

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana

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The storm showed maximum sustained winds of 136 kilometers (85 miles) per hour on Wednesday morning, centered 514 kilometers (320 miles) south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The center of Zeta was expected to reach the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall in the afternoon in southeastern Louisiana, according to the United States National Hurricane Center.

The meteor would move overnight near the Mississippi coast and cross the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards asked US President Donald Trump for a disaster zone declaration prior to the storm.

Edwards, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Biloxi, Mississippi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich declared emergencies. Trump declared an emergency in Louisiana Tuesday night.

“There is no doubt that we have seen a lot this year, with COVID and so many threats and so many storms,” ​​Gilich said in a press release, “but this storm shows that we have not seen everything yet.”

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Hurricane Zeta threatens the US: it will make landfall in Louisiana

As the storm approached, authorities in New Orleans announced that a turbine that generated power for the city’s aging sewer pump system had failed Sunday with no anticipated speedy repair.

There was enough power to keep the pumps running if necessary, but that left authorities with little backup power in the event of a failure in other turbines, officials explained at a press conference with Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

Authorities said they were considering options for getting power and making repairs if other technical problems arise. Forecasts were for 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 centimeters) of rain in the New Orleans area.

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Authorities noted that Zeta was expected to move relatively quickly, which could reduce the threat of flooding.

Zeta broke the record for the 27th earliest recorded named storm in the Atlantic season, beating the record on November 29, 2005. It is also the 11th hurricane of the season. An average season has six hurricanes and 12 named storms.

The extraordinary hurricane season has drawn attention to the role of climate change, which scientists say causes wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.

Louisiana has suffered two tropical storms and two hurricanes this year: Laura, which killed at least 27 people in its wake in August, and Delta, which aggravated the damage left by Laura by hitting the same area a few weeks later.

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