Zeta could bring strong to severe storms to the Midlands Thursday


After it made its first landfall in the Yucatan area, the storm now moves across the south from the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm is still about 365 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and the Category 1 storm with 75 mph winds is moving in the direction of the USA at a speed of 15 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Another approaching storm piled on more worries for evacuees from previous hurricanes. This zone will likely sweep through the Louisiana Delta and potentially slam New Orleans and southern Mississippi. This includes at Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and Metropolitan New Orleans.

PHOTO: This RAMMB/NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Zeta moving towards the US Gulf Coast towards Louisiana on October 28, 2020, at 10:30 UTC. He and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey both declared emergencies, as did Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich in Biloxi, Miss.

And commercial fishermen began a familiar hurricane preparation ritual.

In Quintana Roo, which is popular among tourists, the authorities prepared more than 70 shelters in case people needed to be evacuated during rain and wind. Noble Corp. moved its Globetrotter II rig out of the way. That's four or five days nobody is shrimping.

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Lewis said in-person students would have a day of remote learning, and students already learning remotely will not be affected by the schedule change. An onshore gas processing plant removed its workers on Tuesday, and two Louisiana oil-processing facilities have been idled since storms earlier this year. Sally took it all out, ' employee Jess Dwaileebe said.

'We don´t have any docks or fuel pumps at this point.

Showers will develop by late afternoon and especially after dark ahead of hurricane Zeta. By Thursday morning, the hurricane will have quickly departed, but widespread power outages, storm surge flooding and wind damage could still make parts of southeastern Louisiana a place to avoid through tomorrow. The storm left sand blocking the boulevard through Cancun's hotel strip.

Zeta is the 11th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 27th named storm of the season.

Assuming Zeta makes landfall in the US, it will be the 11th named storm to slam into the nation's shores, a new record, according to the Post. An average season sees six hurricanes and 12 named storms.