Fast moving Hurricane Zeta is approaching the southeastern gulf region of Louisiana. Currently traveling over 20mph and expected to increase in forward speed Zeta is carrying winds near 100mph and pushing a dangerous storm surge along the coastline. Residents in the southeast Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas should be prepared.
[Hurricane Center] the center of Hurricane Zeta was located near latitude 27.9 North, longitude 91.1 West. Zeta is moving toward the north-northeast near 20 mph (35 km/h). A faster north-northeastward motion is expected through tonight followed by an even faster northeastward motion on Thursday and an east-northeastward motion early Friday.
On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will make landfall in southeastern Louisiana this afternoon. Zeta will then move close to the Mississippi coast this evening, and move across the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible during the next few hours, and Zeta is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast as a hurricane before weakening over the southeastern United States on Thursday. (more)
The hurricane eye-wall is 35 miles and the storm is moving fast. Both aspects are good news, but the strength of the storm is still an issue. Be careful and if you find yourself in need of any assistance, feel free to reach out in the comments section or send us an email.