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Sport Zeta knocks out power to millions across the South, leaves at least six dead

04:15  30 october  2020
04:15  30 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Tropical Storm Zeta leaves a swath of damage far inland hours after landfall in Louisiana. At least three people are dead . Power was out to more than 2 million customers in seven states. Now a tropical storm, Zeta ripped off roofs, knocked down power lines and trees and flooded streets as it

Zeta is roaring across the Southeast on Thursday, threatening to bring more damage from its powerful winds as the scope of the destruction spawned by the storm is being revealed Hurricane zeta drives inland, kills 1, knocks out power to hundreds of thousands in la., miss.

NEW ORLEANS —Tropical Storm Zeta quickly moved across the South on Wednesday and Thursday, downing trees, destroying property and leaving millions without power.

According to authorities and local media, at least six people died as the storm raked across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas before weakening over the Mid-Atlantic and heading out to sea.

Millions lost power throughout the region, including about two-thirds of New Orleans’s 391,000 residents. The storm was the third to strike Louisiana in a span of just two months, and the first to hit vulnerable New Orleans. The eye of the hurricane passed over the city, but the damage here was less serious than many feared.

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Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday before sweeping the city of New Orleans, Alabama and Georgia, knocking out power to over 1 million . Tropical Storm Zeta continues its deadly sweep across several Southern states, leaving millions without power on Thursday, after

Hurricane Zeta kills at least 5, leaves millions without power . At least five people are dead after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the South , leaving a trail of destruction In Douglas County, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, there wasn't power at any of the six early voting locations, and none opened.

“The good news is that we’ve come through,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) said.

The storm knocked out power to early-voting sites during the second-to-last day of early voting in Georgia, where polls show tight presidential and congressional races. Ari Schaffer, a spokesman for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, said the storm impacted voting in 17 counties, mostly causing them to open late. At least one location implemented manual voting, using emergency ballots that are hand-marked instead of being marked by a machine, he said.

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said restoring power before Election Day is a top priority. He said the possibility that some polling places might not have power is “a big wrinkle that we haven’t had to deal with in the past.”

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Zeta has left at least three dead and damage strewn about, littering the storm-weary Gulf Coast and other parts of the South . The former hurricane continues to unleash damaging impacts across the South as power outages soar past 2 million in total.

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An election task force worked with energy providers in advance of the storm to identify all polling sites, clerks of court and registrar of voter offices. Power restoration will be prioritized at those locations, Edwards said. But officials must assess quickly whether power can be restored at polling sites in advance of Tuesday. If it cannot, there will be limited time to make alternative plans for Election Day and to inform voters of those plans, he said.

“There’s a very elaborate statutory scheme for emergency plans during elections,” Edwards said. “It’s very hard to make those changes within the time we have left.”

Zeta, which slammed ashore in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday, was primarily a wind event, and trees fell and buildings were destroyed throughout the region. Storm surge along the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines caused flooding. Grand Isle, La., faced the most significant damage in the state as levees on the Gulf of Mexico breached in three locations, Edwards said. The highway to the island remained flooded out Thursday, making access difficult.

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Hurricane Zeta tore across Southern U.S. states on Thursday, leaving a trail of downed trees and damaged buildings and killing at least two people along its path. The storm brought 110-mile-per-hour winds (175 km per hour) to the Louisiana coast and knocked out power to 2.4 million people.

(Reuters) - Hurricane Zeta tore across Southern U.S. states on Thursday, leaving a trail of downed trees and damaged buildings and killing at least two people along its path. The storm brought 110-mile-per-hour winds (175 km per hour) to the Louisiana coast and knocked out power to 2.4 million

It has been a long hurricane season in Louisiana, with three major storms making landfall here in a matter of months. More than 3,000 Louisianans remained in shelters Thursday after evacuating from Hurricanes Laura, Delta and now Zeta, and another system was forming in the Caribbean this week.

[‘Waiting for FEMA’: Displaced and distraught, thousands who fled Louisiana hurricanes languish in hotels]

“We’re not especially worried about it yet, but let’s pray it away,” Edwards said.

New Orleanians spent Thursday morning raking leaves into bags and sweeping sidewalks clear of debris. Traffic slowed as cars navigated twisted stop signs and intersections without signals. On St. Charles Avenue, fallen tree branches covered the streetcar tracks.

In the Uptown neighborhood, Alice Parkerson spent the morning raking up the leaves that covered her sidewalk.

“I’ve got electricity. No cable. But I feel grateful,” she said. “I’ve got family and friends in Mississippi who got it a lot worse.”

Parkerson said relatives in Pass Christian, Miss., lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and again experienced flooding from Zeta

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Hurricane zeta drives inland, kills 1, knocks out power to hundreds of The storm will continue to bring very strong winds east and south of its track, which could bring damage The forecast track of Zeta . (Fox News). "Wind gusts could be especially severe across the southern

Storm tore across Louisiana and Mississippi, leaving at least two people dead , hundreds of thousands of residents without electricity and streets littered with downed trees and After striking Louisiana as a Category 2, Zeta is downgraded to a tropical storm as it charges through southeastern U.S.

Parkerson is ready for this year’s brutal hurricane season to come to an end.

“I was raised here. Hurricane seasons are different than when I was a child,” she said. “There’s a lot more ambiguity now than we used to have.”

[Weary Gulf Coast mayors say hurricane season has changed for the worse, which many attribute to climate shifts]

In the Marigny neighborhood, people posed for photos atop a large cracked tree that laid sideways across a busy street.

Ali Haghighi owns Flora Gallery and Coffee Shop, which sat adjacent to the downed tree. Haghighi felt fortunate the tree fell into the open street rather than onto his business, which remained open Thursday despite having no power.

Though his business was dark, Haghighi encouraged those inspecting the fallen tree to come inside and grab a warm drink.

“We’ve got no power. Except the power of our brains,” he said, laughing.

In the French Quarter, power was largely restored Thursday afternoon, and tourists strolled the streets donning Mardi Gras beads and sipping drinks in the neon-lit Bourbon Street bars.

Outside Galatoire’s, a historic New Orleans restaurant, four smiling women spilled out of a car wearing black dresses, high heels and purple witch hats.

Colleen Johnson, one of the four, said the group had planned to attend a monthly luncheon at Galatoire’s the day before, but they had to cancel because of Zeta.

Johnson resides in Harvey, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans and said the storm was a frightening experience.

“It was so scary. Oh my God, it was terrible,” she said.

Her friends agreed but said they all were happy the damage was not worse. They decided a festive gathering was in order.

“We’ve got no power,” Johnson said. “So we were like, why not?”

a man standing next to a tree: Billy Dishman on Thursday tosses marsh grass that piled up at his fishing camp in Cocodrie, La., during Zeta, which slammed ashore in Louisiana on Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane. © Chris Granger/Advocate/AP Billy Dishman on Thursday tosses marsh grass that piled up at his fishing camp in Cocodrie, La., during Zeta, which slammed ashore in Louisiana on Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane.

Zeta leaves 6 dead and nearly 2 million without power .
Hurricane Zeta pounded New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes.Three people in Georgia and one person in Alabama were killed when trees fell on their homes, authorities said. A 55-year-old man in Louisiana died after touching a downed power line, prompting the mayor of New Orleans to warn residents to let safety officials assess the storm's damage, and a man from Alabama drowned in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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