Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana with landfall expected this afternoon just south of New Orleans, where a pump system failure has raised the city’s risk of floods. 

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October 28, 2020 - 9:39 AM

Map of Hurricane Zeta. Tribune News Service 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana with landfall expected this afternoon just south of New Orleans, where a pump system failure has raised the city’s risk of floods. 

Life-threatening storm surge and strong winds were expected beginning around midday along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where residents were bracing for the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season. 

Louisiana has had the worst of it, already been hit by two tropical storms and two hurricanes. New Orleans has been in the warning area for potential tropical cyclones seven times this year, each one veering to the east or west.

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