According to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy, it is expected that by noon on Wednesday, strong winds that may be 5 to 8 feet higher than normal tides, rain and tides will hit the US coastline.
But the storm is expected to accelerate before making landfall in the afternoon, and the rapid pace will likely protect the area from large-scale catastrophic floods.
This is a particularly active hurricane season. If Zeta attacks Louisiana, it will be the fifth time this season to do so, which is the state̵
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (LaToya Cantrell) said: “We are ready again, we are ready, and again we want to encourage our people not to get tired of being prepared.”
New Orleans avoided the impact of the last six storms this year. However, Colin Arnold, director of the New Orleans Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, warned: “I don’t think we will be lucky.”
State officials are preparing for damage before Hurricane Zeta reaches the coast.
Morgan City in Louisiana, the Mississippi/Alabama border and Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Moripas and Metropolitan New Orleans are all subject to hurricane warnings. From the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida, tropical storm warnings are in effect.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released an emergency report on Tuesday, stating that the storm is not expected to be as severe as earlier this year, but residents still need to prepare for power outages and damage.
Ivey said: “I encourage everyone to stay aware of the weather and listen to their trusted news sources because this storm may change direction or change its intensity.”
The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, sent a letter to Donald Trump on Tuesday requesting a pre-landing disaster statement.
Edwards said: “No one should be complacent because this is late October. This will undoubtedly make the hurricane season pass.”
Before turning to the US coast, Zeta struck Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 hurricane on Monday night.
After midnight on Tuesday, a storm swept north of Tulum and the team trudged through the withered trees.
The area is still recovering from the hurricane delta, which hit about 60 miles away only three weeks ago. In the days before the delta, the area was hit by Tropical Storm Gamma-less than 15 miles from the landing site of Zeta.
CNN’s Pedram Javaheri and Carma Hassan contributed to this report.