When Hurricane Zeta left New Orleans on Wednesday night, a wire that was shot down electrocuted a man in the Gott Town area. This may be the first death caused by the storm.
Jonathan Fucard of the Emergency Medical Services Department said the man touched a live wire in the 8200 block of Strölitz Street, although it is not clear how. After Entergy cut off the power to the line, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The officials did not release his identity immediately.
A person outside the apartment building was slightly injured
Zeta is a type of hurricane with a top speed of 2 miles per hour and a speed of 110 miles per hour. It landed near Cocodrie at about 4 pm and shot down trees and power lines throughout New Orleans, causing widespread blackouts in southeastern Louisiana. .
Fourcade warns people to avoid contact with dropped wires when risking assessment of damage. If they are still powered on, they can be fatal.
When Hurricane Zeta swept across the New Orleans area, firefighters responded to a fire at Lakeview House on Wednesday evening.
This is the fifth storm on record that landed in Louisiana in one season
correct: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the location of the electrocution.