Hurricane Zeta after making landfall in Louisiana left thousands of people homeless. One person, a fifty-five years old Louisiana coroner is dead due to electrocution. Zeta slammed the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday. The most affected area is New Orleans as the rain and howling winds broke thousands of buildings, ripped out power cables. Apart from that, New Orleans already faced thousands of storms this year. Therefore, chances are there that the upcoming years might be a problematic year as well. A ripped power cable downed the man who died due to electrocution. Officials said that the life-threatening condition would prevail until Thursday. The local administration is working to improve the condition.
St. Bernard Parish President, Guy McInnis mentioned that an emergency arrived at the location. They are working night and day to respond to the report from the locals. People who have lost their homes are the ones who are facing the biggest problem. Heavy rainfall took off roofs from French Quarter in New Orleans. All the signs places outside the bars and restaurants blew off. Few even broke due to the back and forth wind swaying.
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Many trees broke off and among them; one even fell across utility lines, thus disconnecting power lines in different areas. One of the officials mentioned that they took a local person to the hospital with minor injuries. He escaped after a building collapsed which caused the injuries. However, after taking him to the hospital, they did not provide any further information.
Almost 815,000 customers are already living without electricity supply in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Apart from that, about 350,000 people in New Orleans are suffering from the after-effects of the storm. The storm moved further towards the northeast across Deep South. Officials categorized Zeta as a category 2 hurricane. It is the 27th names storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season. Winds blew almost 110mph. Almost one month is left to end this year, this hurricane finally made a record for this year.
As of now, the storm weakened and is now categorized as category one storm. The reason behind this is because; now the winds are blowing in 90mph. Hours after making landfall in Louisiana, it moved towards Mississippi. However, the forecasters are still of the view that the storm is life-threatening. Due to this reason, everyone should stay away from open spaces. City emergency director Collin Arnold HD said that they might not be lucky this time.