Hurricane Zeta closes in on SE LA; landfall Wednesday afternoon

10 AM Update on Hurricane Zeta

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Hurricane Zeta is a Category 1 hurricane making its final approach toward southeast Louisiana. All residents should prepare to shelter-in-place as conditions deteriorate this afternoon.

Zeta is expected to maintain hurricane strength at landfall. Damaging winds in excess of 74 MPH are expected across much of the FOX 8 Viewing Area.

The worst of the weather will cross the area between noon and 10 PM. Power outages are likely, and you should ensure your phones and tablets are charged so you can continue to receive information.


Since the storm will be moving so quickly, rainfall totals will largely be between 2 and 4 inches. Isolated locations may see slightly higher totals.

A few tornadoes may spin up quickly east of the eye.

Up to 5-7 feet of storm surge is possible in some locations along the coast.

Stay tuned to FOX 8 on air and through the FOX 8 Weather App for continuing coverage as we track the storm today.

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