Property damage after Hurricane Zeta on, October 29, 2020 in Chalmette, Louisiana. A record seven hurricanes have hit the gulf coast in 2020 bringing prolonged destruction to the area. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Hurricane Zeta Update: 10/29/20

On October 29 over two million customers in states across the South were without electricity after Hurricane Zeta hit the region with winds of more than 100 mph that felled trees and destroyed homes and businesses.

The fast-moving storm hit the Louisiana coast as a Category 2 hurricane the afternoon on October 28. Authorities attributed at least three deaths to the storm, including a man who was electrocuted by a downed power line in Louisiana.

Zeta has weakened into a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. 

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