Coastal Louisiana and Mississippi residents prepared for Hurricane Zeta’s landfall on Wednesday, October 28, as officials warned of a life-threatening storm surge.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said Zeta’s winds could range from 74 mph to 110 mph, and there was a high likelihood of structural damage and power outages.
Conditions were expected to worsen in parts of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi throughout the day.
This footage shows the closing of a floodgate on West End Boulevard in New Orleans on Wednesday morning ahead of Zeta’s forecasted early evening landfall as a Category 2 storm. Credit: Alex Berthelot via Storyful