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Hurricane Zeta kills one in Louisiana as category 2 storm bashes coast October 29,2020   |  Source: AP

Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9ft of sea water inland in a region already pounded by multiple storms this year.

The storm killed at least one person, a 55-year-old man who a Louisiana coroner said was electrocuted by a downed power line, and officials said life-threatening conditions would last into Thursday.

Guy McInnis, the president of St Bernard Parish, said emergency workers were doing their best to respond to reports of people in distress after their roofs were blown off.

“Guys, we received the brunt of Zeta, and Zeta gave us a good punch,” McInnis told WDSU-TV.

The storm made landfall late on Wednesday afternoon as a powerful category two storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season.

The storms this season have so far veered away from New Orleans, but this time the low-lying city appeared squarely in the hurricane’s path.

Roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta made landfall around Terrebone Bay near Cocodrie, an unincorporated fishing village at the end of a highway with few if any full-time

 

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