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Jane McDow walks with her dog 'Duke' along the Lake Pontchartrain seawall in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Oct. 28, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana with top winds of 100 mph (155 kph), strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane as it approached the coast Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure raised flood risks, was squarely in its path. Workers closed one...

Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Oct. 27, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans about the low-lying city’s...

Damage left by Hurricane Laura is seen Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Holly Beach, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

New deadline for Louisiana residents to apply for Laura aid

Oct. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents with damage from Hurricane Laura will get an extra month to sign up for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register with FEMA had been set for Tuesday. But the agency announced that it was extended until Nov. 27 in the...

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Winds and rain whip Yucatan resorts as Hurricane Zeta nears

Oct. 26, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta lashed Mexico's Caribbean coast resorts around Tulum with high winds and rain Monday night as it headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Zeta — the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic...

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m. ET). (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR via AP)

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days. Zeta was the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm...

Louisiana governor urges residents to prepare for Zeta

Oct. 25, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging storm-weary residents to prepare for the possibility that Tropical Storm Zeta could hit the state as a hurricane in the middle of the week. Edwards said in a news release that his office is monitoring the forecast and will begin calls with...

Hurricane Laura evacuee, swimmer setting new records

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, Ala. (AP) — Many of us seek normalcy in 2020. William Bright embraces his normal each afternoon at the A.C. Lewis YMCA pool. “The coaches and guys on the team have all been nice,” Bright said. “Swimming gets me in a good mood. I missed it.” A story that includes...

Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen

Oct. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed Saturday afternoon south of Cuba amid forecasts that the system would become a named tropical storm later this weekend and possibly a hurricane within days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Depression 28 was centered about 240 miles (380...

Author hosts Lake Charles event for family lost in hurricane

Oct. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — In the midst of grieving the loss of five family members, Minnesota radio host, talk show host and children’s book author Sheletta Brundidge gave away books and toys to kids impacted by hurricanes Laura and Delta at Calcasieu Central Library in Lake Charles. The drive-thru...

This photo provided by Air Force Reserve shows a sky view of Hurricane Epsilon taken by Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter team over the Atlantic Ocean taken Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.   Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly as it prepares to sideswipe Bermuda on a path over the Atlantic Ocean.  The National Hurricane Center says it should come close enough Thursday, Oct. 22, evening to merit a tropical storm warning for the island.  (Air Force Reserve via AP)

Weakened Hurricane Epsilon moves north over Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 23, 2020 5:43 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Epsilon moved northward Friday over the Atlantic Ocean, a day after after skirting well east of Bermuda. Epsilon's top sustained winds fell Thursday to 85 mph (140 kph), dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The...