Hurricane Zeta Update: 10/27/20

Forecasters say Zeta will probably remain a Category 1 hurricane as it moves along the Gulf Coast on a path that will bring it onshore between the Mississippi River Delta and Mobile, Alabama, on the evening of October 28.

Life threatening storm surge, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flooding rainfall are the biggest threats from Zeta. Residents of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle should rush to preparedness actions today and heed all evacuation warnings.

The Triple-I offers the following preparedness tips:

  • Review your evacuation plan and, if you have a pet, your pet’s evacuation plan
  • Make sure your hurricane kit includes a minimum seven-day supply of non-perishable food and drinking water (one gallon per person, per day) for all family members and pets, as well as a one-week supply of medications for everyone in your household. Also include COVID-19 safety supplies such as two face coverings per person and hand sanitizer
  • Write down the name and phone number of your insurer and insurance professional and keep this information either in your wallet or purse
  • Purchase emergency supplies, such as batteries and flashlights
  • Prepare your yard by removing all outdoor furniture, lawn items, planters and other materials that could become airborne in high winds
  • Fill your car’s gasoline tank because long gas lines and fuel shortages often follow in areas impacted by a tropical cyclone