Zeta飓风加强了,’ 路易斯安那州预计的登陆类别 2 风暴

Hurricane Zeta 'strengthening,' expected landfall in Louisiana as Category 2 风暴

A reenergized 飓风泽塔 is taking aim at the U.S. 海湾海岸 on Wednesday and is expected to become even stronger before it makes landfall in 路易斯安那州.

全国 飓风 中央 (NHC) said that Zeta is packing maximum sustained 的 85 英里每小时,位于 320 miles south of the Mississippi River, moving north-northwest at 17 英里每小时. The latest advisory from the NHC notes that an Air ForceHurricane Hunteraircraft finds that Zeta is growing stronger.

Life-threatening 风暴潮 and strong winds expected along portions of northern Gulf Coast beginning around midday,” NHC说.

ZETA将强度增强为飓风, 预计会给路易斯安那州带来威胁生命的风暴

The system is now expected to make landfall as a strong 类别 2 风暴 south of New Orleans, which will bring life-threatening 风暴潮, flooding rainfall, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Hurricane Zeta can be seen over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, 十月. 28, 2020.

Hurricane Zeta can be seen over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, 十月. 28, 2020. (NOAA / GOES-East)

Hurricane warnings are now in effect from Morgan City, 的。. to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including New Orleans.

Hurricane and tropical storm warnings as Hurricane Zeta approaches the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane and tropical storm warnings as Hurricane Zeta approaches the Gulf Coast. (福克斯新闻)

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center of the storm, while tropical storm-force winds reach up to 150 英里.

The wind field of Hurricane Zeta as the storm approaches the Gulf Coast.

The wind field of Hurricane Zeta as the storm approaches the Gulf Coast. (福克斯新闻)

Winds and heavy rain will move into the coast later Wednesday morning before the hurricane-force winds and storm surge arrive by the afternoon hours.

The forecast track of Hurricane Zeta.

The forecast track of Hurricane Zeta. (福克斯新闻)

一个 “dangerousstorm surge of 5 至 9 feet is possible in areas along the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts, with the tidal cycle including how high the water goes, 根据NHC.

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Zeta在暴风雨来临之前已经在当地产生暴雨, but more downpours can be expected as the storm makes landfall. 之间 2 至 4 英寸的雨, 最多隔离的金额 6 星期四从中部墨西哥湾沿岸到大西洋中部可能只有几英寸.

Forecast rainfall amounts of Hurricane Zeta.

Forecast rainfall amounts of Hurricane Zeta. (福克斯新闻)

预计到周三晚上,在路易斯安那州东南部和密西西比州发生龙卷风的最大风险, 阿拉巴马州南部, 和佛罗里达州的Panhandle西部.

The greatest risk of tornadoes from Hurricane Zeta.

The greatest risk of tornadoes from Hurricane Zeta. (福克斯新闻)

The system will move quickly as it interacts with another system from the West, moving along the Mississippi coast by Wednesday night and across the southeast on Thursday.

Flood advisories stretch inland from Hurricane Zeta.

Flood advisories stretch inland from Hurricane Zeta. (福克斯新闻)

Even though Zeta will lose its tropical characteristics as it races northeastward, it will still bring very strong winds and even some snow on the backside of the storm as it arrives in the Northeast on Friday.

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The storm’s expected landfall in Louisiana would be the fifth so far this busy 2020 大西洋飓风季节. The state has been hit by two tropical storms and two hurricanes this year: 劳拉, 至少被指责 27 路易斯安那州在八月袭击后死亡, 和 三角洲, 几周后,这加剧了劳拉在同一地区的伤害.

Four other named storms have made landfall in Louisiana so far in 2020.

Four other named storms have made landfall in Louisiana so far in 2020. (福克斯新闻)

路易斯安那州政府. John Bel Edwards asked President Trump for a disaster declaration ahead of the storm. He and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey both declared emergencies, as did Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich in Biloxi, 密西西比州. 王牌 declared an emergency for Louisiana Tuesday evening.

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“There’s no doubt that we’ve seen a lot this year, with COVID and so many threats from so many storms,” Gilich said in a news release, “but this storm shows that we haven’t seen it all yet.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell also issued an emergency declaration ahead of the storm, with a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside of the levee protection system in Orleans Parish.

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The storm approached as New Orleans officials announced that a turbine that generates power to the city’s aging drainage pump system broke down Sunday, with no quick repair in sight. There was enough power to keep the pumps operating if needed but it left authorities with little excess power to tap should a breakdown of other turbines occur, officials said at a news conference.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for Grand Isle, where a new levee has quickly been built after damage from earlier storms this season.

“Zeta is coming in fast,” Mayor David Camardelle told FOX8. “It’s the seventh cone and it’s right on top of us.

Yet another approaching storm added more stress to evacuees from previous hurricanes to strike the state.

The state is sheltering about 3,600 evacuees from Laura and Delta, most in New Orleans area hotels.

“I’m physically and mentally tired,” Yolanda Lockett of Lake Charles told the Associated Press from a New Orleans hotel.

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Residents in New Orleans said Tuesday they were feeling the storm fatigue but not letting their guard down.

“I’m always worried about the storm. We’ve been through a lot of them after going through Katrina,” Venetian Isles resident Ronald Dufour told FOX8. “With the water up to the roof, I’m always worried. I have very much respect for every storm that comes here in the Gulf it seems like the last seven were all pointed at us.”

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