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World Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

14:22  27 october  2020
14:22  27 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

Is There a Hurricane Coming to Florida? Tropical Depression 27 to Become Tropical Storm Epsilon, Headed for Bermuda

  Is There a Hurricane Coming to Florida? Tropical Depression 27 to Become Tropical Storm Epsilon, Headed for Bermuda The storm has the potential to become the ninth hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.Tropical Depression 27 formed in the Atlantic on Monday morning and its wind speed is only about four miles per hour below the requirement for a tropical storm. Gradual strengthening is forecast to make it Tropical Storm Epsilon by tonight before reaching hurricane strength on Thursday.

Zeta , the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season, is expected to head to Gulf of Mexico and then the US by Wednesday.

But once Zeta eventually gets moving, it won’t be stalling over landfall, Klotzbach said. The Hurricane Center said Zeta could bring 4 to 8 inches (10 to On Sunday, a hurricane warning was called for the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to Rio Lagartos, including Cancun and Cozumel, while a tropical storm

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night.

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia) © Provided by Associated Press Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall as a hurricane just north of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). It weakened to a tropical storm as it crossed over land, but it was expected to regain its strength over the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan

  Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta came ashore just north of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). Quintana Roo state Gov. Carlos Joaquín had warned that “nobody should be on the streets ... you shouldn’t go out anymore” until the hurricane passed.Zeta was predicted to lose some power while crossing the peninsula, before regaining hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday while heading for the central U.S.

Tropical Storm Zeta stalled Sunday in the Caribbean, but forecasters said it posed the risk of a hurricane for Mexico ’s Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

Hurricane Zeta hit Mexico on October 26, bringing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association . The government of Mexico issued a hurricane warning from South of Tulum to Punta Allen Mexico on

Zeta's top winds were 70 mph (110 kmh) early Tuesday, centered about 560 miles (905 kmh) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. If Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana, it will be the fifth named storm to hit the state this year, joining Cristobal, Laura, Marco and Delta.

A woman waits for clients outside a supermarket with its windows covered with plywood as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia) © Provided by Associated Press A woman waits for clients outside a supermarket with its windows covered with plywood as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Zeta was still drenching the northern Yucatan as its center moved over the water. Quintana Roo state Gov. Carlos Joaquín warned that “nobody should be on the streets ... you shouldn’t go out anymore” until the storm passed.

Louisiana braces for another hurricane as Zeta barrels in

  Louisiana braces for another hurricane as Zeta barrels in Hurricane Zeta was set to slam the southern United States Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and storm surges to Louisiana, which has been hit repeatedly during a busy hurricane season. Zeta, packing sustained winds of 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour, has strengthened and is predicted to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana before moving along the Mississippi coast. The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning that covered New Orleans, and said a "life-threatening storm surge and strong winds (were) expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Zeta hit Mexico on October 26, bringing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association . The government of Mexico issued a hurricane warning from South of Tulum to Punta Allen Mexico on

While Zeta was over open ocean on Sunday, Jamaica and Honduras were getting heavy rains because the system is so large and South Florida was under a The Hurricane Center said Zeta could bring 10 to 20 centimeters of rain to parts of the Caribbean and Mexico as well as Florida and the Keys before

In Playa del Carmen, between Tulum and Cancun, Mexican tourist Elsa Márquez held up her beach towel Monday so it flapped in the wind, rattling with the strong gusts Monday a few hours before Zeta's arrival.

“This is our first experience (in a hurricane) and the truth is we are a little afraid because we don't know what will happen, but here we are,” said Márquez, who was visiting the resort from the north-central state of Queretaro.

Tape closing off the beach blows in the wind before the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter) © Provided by Associated Press Tape closing off the beach blows in the wind before the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Another tourist, Mario Ortiz Rosas from the western state of Michoacan, looked at the rising waves, noting: “I didn’t plan for this, but it looks like it is going to get complicated.”

Hurricane Zeta slams into Louisiana coast

  Hurricane Zeta slams into Louisiana coast Hurricane Zeta slammed into the southern United States as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and surging ocean waves to Louisiana, which has been hit repeatedly during a busy hurricane season. Zeta had strengthened to a Category 2 storm on a five-grade scale before landfall. The hurricane brought strong winds and heavy rains to Mexico's Caribbean coast on Tuesday after making landfall near the resort town of Tulum.It is the 27th storm of an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season.

Hurricane Zeta hit Mexico on October 26, bringing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association . The government of Mexico issued a hurricane warning from South of Tulum to Punta Allen Mexico on

Tropical storm Zeta was upgraded to a hurricane Monday as it continues to move toward Mexico 's Yucatan Peninsula before likely making landfall in the United States. Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico , Monday, Oct.

Some boats that normally carry tourists in Cancun took refuge in a nearby lagoon channel, anchored among the mangroves to avoid the battering wind, waves and storm surge. Boat captain Francisco Sosa Rosado noted they had to perform the same maneuver barely three week ago, when the area was hit by a stronger Hurricane Delta, which made landfall with top winds of 110 mph (175 kph).


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“With Delta, the gusts of wind were very strong ... the anchor lines were at risk of breaking,” Sosa Rosado said. "I hope it won’t be as bad with this hurricane.”

Trees felled by Delta littered parts of Cancun, stacked along roadsides and in parks and there was concern they could become projectiles when Zeta blew through. A number of stoplights around the vacation destination remained unrepaired since Delta.

A worker installs a tarpaulin at the entrance of a beach club in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter) © Provided by Associated Press A worker installs a tarpaulin at the entrance of a beach club in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Quintana Roo state officials reported nearly 60,000 tourists in the state as of midweek. They said 71 shelters were readied for tourists or residents who might need them, though the governor said he hoped it would not be necessary to move guests out of their hotels.

Hurricane Zeta crashes into storm-weary Louisiana

  Hurricane Zeta crashes into storm-weary Louisiana Zeta threatened to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland and batter homes and businesses with fierce winds.Some roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta was making landfall around Terrebone Bay near Cocodrie, an unincorporated fishing village at the end of a highway.

Zeta has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to make its way over the Yucatan Peninsula late Monday before moving into the Gulf of Mexico . Zeta will likely approach the Gulf Coast by Wednesday, but could weaken by that point.

Hurricane Zeta began lashing Mexico ’s Caribbean coast resorts of Playa del Carmen and Cozumel with high winds and rain Monday evening as it headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico , Monday, Oct.

Beach hotel workers cover doors and windows with plywood as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter) © Provided by Associated Press Beach hotel workers cover doors and windows with plywood as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Zeta broke the record for the previous earliest 27th Atlantic named storm that formed Nov. 29, 2005. It's also the 11th hurricane of the season. An average season sees six hurricanes and 12 named storms.

There have been so many storms this season that the hurricane center had to turn to the Greek alphabet after running out of assigned names.

Zeta is the furthest into the Greek alphabet the Atlantic season has gone. There was also a Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005, but that year had 28 storms because meteorologists later went back and found they missed one, which then became an “unnamed named storm."

Hurricane Eta rapidly intensities into major storm, will be Category 4 by landfall .
An explosive Hurricane Eta rapidly intensified on Monday, becoming a major storm in a matter of hours while threatening to grow even stronger before making landfall. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Eta is now a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, making it a Category 3 storm. "Continued strengthening is expected before it makes landfall along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday," the NHC said. TROPICAL STORM ETA FORMS, TIES MOST STORMS ON RECORD; FORECAST TO BECOME HURRICANE As of 1 p.m.

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