30 Oct Hurricane Zeta Leaves Trail of Damage Across Southern U.S.
Updated 1/27/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Alabama affected by Hurricane Zeta from October 28-29, 2020.
Updated 12/31/20: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Mississippi affected by Hurricane Zeta from October 28-29, 2020.
Updated 12/10/20: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Alabama affected by Hurricane Zeta from October 28-29, 2020.
Updated 10/30/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering a recap of Hurricane Zeta, which has directly impacted portions of the Deep South.
Approximate locations reportedly sustaining possible structural damage (primarily wind):
– Citronelle (Mobile County, 36522)
– Clark County (36419, 36436, 36446, 36451, 36482, 36501, 36515, 36524, 36540, 36545, 36570, 36586, 36727, 36762, 36784)
*County-wide structural damage
– Dauphin Island (Mobile County, 36528)
– Lincoln (Talladega County, 35096)
– Prattville (Autauga/Elmore counties, 36066, 36067, 36068)
– Thomasville (Clarke County, 36784)
– Atlanta (Fulton County, 30305, 30318)
*Reported impacted ZIP codes only
– Acworth (Cherokee County, 30101, 30102)
– Buford (Gwinnett County, 30515, 30518, 30519)
– Hoschton (Jackson County, 30548)
– Chalmette (St. Bernard Parish, 70043, 70044)
– Cocodrie (Terrebonne Parish, 70344)
– Cut Off (Lafourche Parish, 70345)
– Galliano (Lafourche Parish, 70354)
– Golden Meadow (Lafourche Parish, 70357)
– Grand Isle (Jefferson Parish, 70358)
– Gretna (Jefferson Parish, 70053, 70054, 70056)
– Lafitte (Jefferson Parish, 70067)
– Leeville (Lafourche Parish, 70357)
– Marrero (Jefferson Parish, 70072, 70073)
– New Orleans (Orleans Parish, 70113, 70115, 70118, 70119, 70122, 70126)
*Reported impacted ZIP codes only
– Phoenix (Plaquemines Parish, 70040
– St. Bernard Parish (70032, 70043, 70044, 70075, 70085, 70092)
– Bay St. Louis (Hancock County, 39520, 39521, 39522)
-Beaumont (Perry County, 39423)
– Biloxi (Harrison County, 39530, 39531, 39532, 39533, 39534, 39535)
– Brooklyn (Forrest County, 39425)
– D’Iberville (Harrison County, 39540)
– Janice (Perry County, 39425)
– Lakeshore (Hancock County, 39558)
– Lucedale (George County, 39452)
– New Augusta (Perry County, 39462)
– Rawls Springs (Forrest County, 39402)
– Waveland (Hancock County, 39520, 39576)
– Asheville (Buncombe County, 28801, 28802, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815)
– Greenville (Greenville County, 29601, 29602, 29603, 29604, 29605, 29606, 29607, 29608, 29609, 29610, 29611, 29612, 29613, 29614, 29615, 29616, 29617)
– Landrum (Spartanburg County, 29356)
Updated 10/29/20: The Weather Channel issued a report detailing impacts from Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall near Cocodrie, La., on Wednesday.
Updated 10/28/20: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Mississippi affected by Hurricane Zeta beginning on October 27, 2020 and continuing.
Mississippi Hurricane Zeta (EM-3550)
Updated 10/28/20: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued an emergency declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Zeta.
Mississippi governor signs emergency declaration ahead of Zeta (Media article available only)
Updated 10/28/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest forecast information for Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to make landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within the next several hours.
Updated 10/27/20: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Louisiana affected by Tropical Storm Zeta beginning on October 26, 2020 and continuing.
Updated 10/27/20: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a statewide emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Zeta.
Updated 10/27/20: CNN published a report providing the latest forecast information for Tropical Storm Zeta, which is tracking toward the U.S. Gulf Coast after making landfall in Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane.
Tropical Storm Zeta makes its way toward the US coast after slamming into Mexico as a hurricane
Updated 10/26/20: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Zeta.
October 26, 2020
Source: The Weather Channel
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
At a Glance
- Tropical Storm Zeta is in the northwest Caribbean.
- Zeta is likely to become a hurricane before striking Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
- Zeta will bring rainfall, storm surge and winds impacts to the northern Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it heads for a strike on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the northern U.S. Gulf Coast, where it’s likely to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge.
Zeta is centered in the northwest Caribbean right now and is moving northwestward toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
A hurricane warning is in effect for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, from Tulum to Dzilam, including Cozumel and Cancún. Hurricane conditions are expected in this area Monday night into early Tuesday.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and for small areas west and south of the hurricane warning in Mexico.
Forecast Track, Intensity
Warm sea-surface temperatures and favorable upper-level winds should allow Zeta to become a hurricane as it heads toward the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico Monday night into Tuesday. That would make Zeta the Atlantic’s 11th hurricane of the season.
Increasing wind shear and cooler waters should prevent additional strengthening of Zeta as it approaches the northern U.S. Gulf Coast by midweek. Zeta could be near or at hurricane strength when it makes landfall late Wednesday, somewhere from Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle, according to the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast.
It’s important to note that impacts from rainfall, wind and storm surge along the northern Gulf Coast will largely be the same no matter whether Zeta is a strong tropical storm or a low-end hurricane when it nears landfall.
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