Hurricane #Zeta quickly intensifying. Max winds at 90mph. Now forecast to be a Category 2 at landfall this afternoon with max winds of 100mph. Hurricane Hunters continue to find the pressure lowering, a sign the system continues to strengthen.
For southeast Louisiana & south Mississippi — this is not a drill. Rush last minute preparations to completion. Don’t take this storm lightly.
Make sure you have all of your preparations finished before 11AM, as conditions will quickly deteriorate this afternoon/evening.
Be prepared for widespread power outages & trees down in Hurricane Warning areas. Likely to be the most significant wind event for the area since Isaac in 2012, when NOLA clocked 80-85mph wind gusts. Unlike Isaac though, #Zeta will be moving quickly, and most substantial wind impacts will only last 3-6 hours total.
Winds will quickly ramp up from 1PM-6PM across the area, with the system out of our area by 11PM.Be aware, even after the storm is passed, power lines and trees could be knocked down.
So, I would encourage you to not venture out until Thursday morning once the sun comes up!
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