Friday October 30th 2020
At least six people have so far been killed by hurricane “Zeta” in the USA. Several million households are without electricity. “Zeta” hit land in the state of Louisiana with wind speeds of up to 175 kilometers per hour.
Hurricane “Zeta” caused significant damage in the United States, killing at least six people. The website “Poweroutage.us” reported power outages in more than two million households after the hurricane level two hit land on Wednesday (local time) with winds of up to 175 kilometers per hour near the city of New Orleans, Louisiana . In addition, according to media reports, at least six people were killed across the country.
The effects of the storm, which was finally downgraded to a tropical storm, were also felt in other US states: US President Donald Trump had to postpone an election campaign event in North Carolina due to gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour. In the capital Washington, among other places, it rained heavily for hours on Thursday. On Friday night “Zeta” moved further east onto the Atlantic.
The governors of the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi had previously declared a state of emergency in order to prepare for the storm. Along the Gulf coast between southeast Louisiana and west Florida, warnings were also issued against dangerous storm surges. In the past few days, “Zeta” had overturned trees and electricity pylons on the Yucatán Peninsula in southeastern Mexico, causing floods and power outages. The storm hit land there late on Monday evening (local time).