Strong winds, rain and strong winds could reach 5 to 8 feet higher than usual, CNN said.
Authorities in Jefferson and Terrebonne Cemeteries have issued evacuation orders for coastal and offshore areas. In New Orleans, voluntary migration required a similar area.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said: “Once again, we are ready and ready and need again, encouraging our people not to get tired of the preparations involved.”
Collin Arnold, the city’s director of emergency preparedness, added: “I do not think we will be lucky with this storm,” referring to New Orleans this year, which was affected by six hurricanes this year.
Zeta’s fast – 17 mph at 8 am ET – may protect the area from widespread flooding, but it also means strong winds are expected to make landfall in central Mississippi and Alabama, with rain falling over Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday, forecasters said. Said.
Now at Type 1 with winds of 90 mph per day, Zeta is expected to increase Type 2 and accelerate to more than 20 mph over land before moving near the Grand Isle or in the Plaquemines Parish. CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.
Hurricane warnings are in effect from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border, including the Orleans Metro. Storm warnings were issued from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Navarre, Florida, plus Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, Pensacola Bay and Mobile Bay.
If Zeta strikes Louisiana, it will be the fifth hurricane to do so this season, setting a state record.
State officials are preparing for the devastation even before the city of Zeta reaches its border.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency on Tuesday, saying the storm was not expected to be bad for the state earlier this year, but people still need to be prepared for the damage.
“I urge everyone to keep the weather and follow reliable sources because storms can change direction or turn violent,” Ivey said.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday calling for a pre-disaster declaration.
“No one should be complacent because the end of October, and it certainly feels like a hurricane should be behind us,” Edwards said.
Ruins in Mexico
Before turning to the U.S. coast, Zeta made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico on Monday night as a Category 1 storm.
Teams stormed a fallen tree Tuesday after a typhoon swept north of Tulum shortly after midnight.
The area is still recovering from Hurricane Delta, which struck just three weeks ago about 60 miles[60 km]. And the day before the Delta, the area was swept away by tropical storm Gamma – less than 15 miles from Zeta.
CNN’s Tina Burnside, Pedram Javaheri and Carma Hassan contributed to this report.