Two deaths were reported after Zeta.
Biloxi Police Chief confirmed Mississippi’s first storm-related death, according to WLOX. Their report states that the person was found at the Broadwater dock, and the cause of death remains unknown.
According to New Orleans Police, a man walking down a street hit an electrical line and was electrocuted. More than 400,000 people are without electricity in New Orleans, according to WGNO. In Georgia, a third death was reported after a tree fell on a man’s house.
In northwest Florida, our teams saw very little damage in the area, but more than 16,000 of them had lost their electricity.
Hurricane Zeta is moving rapidly over the south as rainy and windy weather continues in northwest Florida.
Zeta made landfall in Louisiana at 4 pm. As a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Zeta winds reach 80 miles per hour as of 10 PM. Wednesday. The storm is racing along 31 miles per hour northeast.
Tropical Storm Warning for Channel 3 Zone continues.
Zeta hits southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi with life-threatening storms, high winds and torrential rains.
One person in New Orleans has died so far from Hurricane Zeta.
Hurricane Zeta is now expected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane. Northwest Florida is still outside the cone, but on the eastern side is Hurricane Zeta. The circulation and worst winds will shift to the northwest of our region, but dangerous conditions will still be possible on Wednesday night. Hurricane speed could also mean that tropical storm force winds could reach as far north as Atlanta and northwest Georgia.