Hurricane Zeta blew through New Orleans Thursday night as the strongest hurricane on record to ever directly hit the city, causing damage and massive power outages across the area and a large swath of the southern U. S, leaving officials concerned the storm could have an impact on Election Day.
Hurricane Zeta is strengthening as it spins across the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to slam into New Orleans in the evening Oct. 28 as a Category 2 storm capable of uprooting trees and causing massive power outages. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are likely to increase to 100 mph, the U. S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.
Then, where did Hurricane Zeta hit New Orleans?
I found the answer was share on Linked. In NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Hurricane Zeta moved into Louisiana as a strong Category 2 with winds at 110 mph and gusts in the 120 mph range. Zeta left behind extensive damage along the coast and into the Greater New Orleans area.
Another frequently asked question is “When did Hurricane Zeta hit New Orleans?”.
Zeta made landfall at maximum intensity of 115 mph (100 knots) and pressure of 970 millibars (28.64 inches) at 4 PM CDT October 28 th near Cocodrie, Louisiana. Zeta moved directly over New Orleans as a strong category 2 hurricane shortly after landfall and southern Mississippi later that evening.
At 06:00 UTC on October 28, while located about 410 mi (660 km) south of New Orleans, Louisiana, Zeta became a hurricane again.
After weakening to a tropical storm, Zeta rapidly intensified into a category 3 hurricane just before landfall in southeastern Louisiana. Zeta’s fast forward motion brought strong winds well inland into areas of the southeastern United States.
How bad is Hurricane Zeta’s damage in Louisiana?
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Hurricane Zeta moved into Louisiana as a strong Category 2 with winds at 110 mph and gusts in the 120 mph range. Zeta left behind extensive damage along the coast and into the Greater New Orleans area.
The next thing we wanted the answer to was: how much damage did Hurricane Zeta cause in Mississippi?
The worst damage from Zeta in the state was in the coastal counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson, which were affected by sustained hurricane-force winds. Many snapped trees, downed power lines and power poles were reported across those counties, and up to 10,000 homes were damaged from the wind or flying debris.
One of the next things we wondered was; how many people died in Hurricane Zeta?
One person was electrocuted in Louisiana and hundreds of thousands are without power as the storm made its way toward Mississippi. Two people are dead after Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeastern Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday afternoon before passing over New Orleans.
Will there be a hurricane in New Orleans in 2020?
New Orleans is no stranger to tropical storms and hurricanes. The city has been spared a major hit so far in 2020, but Hurricane Zeta is forecast to bring hurricane conditions Wednesday to New Orleans. See the latest on Hurricane Zeta.