Zeta takes aim at U.S. Gulf Coast after drenching Mexico

Its approach frayed nerves in New Orleans, where thousands of evacuees left homeless by Laura are sheltered in hotels. Tropical Storm Zeta moves over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in a satellite image captured at 8:56 a.m. Most people already have what they need because Zeta is only the latest threat, he said. The storm was expected to bring another round of high water and strong winds to a state that already this year has been hit by two tropical storms and two hurricanes: Laura, blamed for at least 27 Louisiana deaths after it struck in August, and Delta, which exacerbated Laura’s damage in the same area weeks later.This time, Zeta — with 65 mph winds and centered 450 miles south of the Mississippi River’s mouth — was on a track for southeast Louisiana. Zeta takes aim at U.S. we’re down for four or five days, that’s four or five days nobody’s fishing. That’s four or five days, no economic wheels are turning.”

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“It’s killing our fishing man,” Acy Cooper, a shrimper in Plaquemines Parish at Louisiana’s southeastern tip, said. It weakened to a tropical storm as it crossed over land, but it was expected to regain hurricane strength over the Gulf.Officials in two Mexican states hit by Zeta reported power outages and damage caused by downed trees, but no deaths. 📍Playa del Carmen, Huracán #zeta #huracanzeta @SkyAlertStorm @webcamsdemexico pic.twitter.com/dvfECx8Cwo— Baruk (@84ruk) October 27, 2020

Zeta broke the record for the previous earliest 27th Atlantic named storm that formed November 29, 2005. He works in the Lake Pontchartrain area and has also had to deal with silt and pollution in the lake — a byproduct of the opening of a spillway to deal with dangerously high water on the Mississippi River earlier in the year. Hurricane Sally slams Gulf Coast, killing 2

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“Right now we’re packing stuff up just to be safe,” said marina employee Jess Dwaileebe. It’s also the 11th hurricane of the season. “We don’t have any docks or fuel pumps at this point. Gulf Coast after drenching parts of Mexico

Updated on: October 27, 2020 / 5:14 PM
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Gulf Coast braces for Zeta

Gulf Coast braces for Zeta

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Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves for yet another tropical weather strike Tuesday after Zeta raked across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a track that forecasters said would likely bring it ashore south of New Orleans as a hurricane. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared an emergency ahead of the storm. “I’m physically and mentally tired,” she said, standing outside a New Orleans hotel. Pilings with no decking rise from the water and a few boats that sunk during that hurricane are still on the bottom. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Hurricane warnings went up from the central Louisiana coast to the Alabama state line. “When you have acts of nature that come along, and it loses time for you, you can’t make it up,” says Gerica. NOAA

“It really is scary, and I don’t know what to do,” said Yolanda Lockett, who evacuated her Lake Charles apartment — now a rain-soaked, moldy mess — ahead of Laura at the end of August. Sally took it all out.”In Waveland, Mississippi, hardware store operator David Hubbard said a few people were moving boats out of the town harbor but he’d yet to see a rush of people buying storm supplies. “It’s lost.”
First published on October 27, 2020 / 6:36 AM That’s four or five days nobody is shrimping. The storm left sand blocking the boulevard through Cancun’s hotel strip. ET on October 27, 2020. Tropical Storm Zeta, the 27th named storm of a very busy Atlantic hurricane season, headed for a Wednesday evening landfall. The routine includes removing gas pumps used to fuel boats, loading frozen bait onto old school buses that have been converted into mobile freezer units and tying down trash cans to keep them from floating off.”The downfall of it is, when … And, he said, there is also a depressed seafood market because of the coronavirus pandemic. An average season sees six hurricanes and 12 named storms.There have been so many storms this season that the National Hurricane Center had to turn to the Greek alphabet after running out of assigned names.The extraordinarily busy hurricane season has focused attention on the role of climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.Zeta is just the latest in a series of challenges for fishermen like Peter Gerica. Zeta made landfall in Mexico on Monday as a hurricane just north of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. And commercial fishermen began a familiar hurricane preparation ritual.”We’re getting pretty good at it for doing it five times this season so far,” said Robert Campo as he readied his marina at Shell Beach for the storm. “Killing us.”On Dauphin Island, located off the Alabama coast south of Mobile, workers at Dauphin Island Marina prepared for Zeta on Tuesday even though little remained of the business to protect after it was pummeled by Sally in September. Pounding surf destroyed many turtle nests on Playa Ballenas, leaving eggs scattered along the beach.In Playa del Carmen, between Tulum and Cancun, a Twitter user posted a video showing the area being hit by rain and wind.