5 Dead, Millions without Power as Zeta Barrels Through Louisiana


At least five people have died and more than 2.3 million customers are without power after former Hurricane Zeta hit the Gulf Coast and rushed inland.

Zeta made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 storm yesterday before weakening to a post-tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph by this afternoon.

But the storm was still packing strong winds as it moved through North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 2 pm, Zeta was about 25 miles south-southeast of Charlottesville, Virginia, per the NHC. The storm was traveling at 53 mph and was expected to continue a fast northeastward.