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A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Oct. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2 million homes and businesses in the dark in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least two deaths. A Category 2 hurricane when...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Storm's high winds blamed in Georgia man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 6:55 a.m. Officials in Georgia say high winds from Tropical Storm Zeta have caused a second death in the South. Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says a large oak tree uprooted and fell through the corner of a mobile home,...

A bulldozer clears out the road damaged by landslide to access a village swamped by another landslide in Quang Nam province, Vietnam on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. (Bui Van Lanh/VNA via AP)

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Oct. 29, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people. At least 35 people were killed and more than 50 were missing, state...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Oct. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: President declares emergency in Mississippi

Oct. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 10:45 p.m. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has declared an emergency exists in Mississippi and ordered federal assistance be expedited to aid state, local and tribal efforts to recover from Hurricane Zeta. The president authorized the...

Vietnamese state media say landslides set off by typhoon have killed at least eight people with 42 others missing

Oct. 28, 2020 10:55 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media say landslides set off by typhoon have killed at least eight people with 42 others missing.
A helicopter drops water as firefighters walk with drip torches to set a backfire against the Blue Ridge Fire on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Chino Hills, Calif. Facing extreme wildfire conditions this week that included hurricane-level winds, the main utility in Northern California cut power to nearly 1 million people while its counterpart in Southern California pulled the plug on just 30 customers to prevent power lines and other electrical equipment from sparking a blaze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Evacuation orders lifted for many Californians who fled fire

Oct. 28, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Californians were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday as calmer winds helped firefighters beat back two wind-driven wildfires that had spurred widespread evacuations. Roughly 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate Monday after the wildfires broke out in brushy hills...

Coroner in Louisiana confirms 1st death from Hurricane Zeta: 55-year-old man electrocuted by downed power lines

Oct. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coroner in Louisiana confirms 1st death from Hurricane Zeta: 55-year-old man electrocuted by downed power lines.

Florida man uses hurricane debris, builds giant pirate ship

Oct. 28, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Sally knocked down his fence and hurled debris across the Florida Panhandle, John Rebolledo didn't just clean up his yard and call it a day. Instead, he gathered up the hurricane's forgotten treasures and spent a month turning it into a life-sized pirate ship. Now...

Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Oct. 28, 2020 5:06 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season.