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Storm ‘Zeta’ continues to batter the southeast

 

A resident clears storm drains after the eye of Hurricane Zeta passes over. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tropical storm ‘Zeta‘ has claimed the lives of at least three people across the southeast and has caused extensive damage.

On Thursday, one person died in Georgia after a tree fell through a mobile home early in the morning. Two others died in Louisiana, including a 55-year-old man who was electrocuted by a downed power line, just hours after the storm touched down on Wednesday evening.

Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-La.) offered his condolences and urged residents to be cautious.

“This is sad and tragic and certainly we offer our prayers to the family of that gentleman,” stated the Louisiana governor. “At the same time, we need people to take seriously the threat of downed power lines all of which should be regarded as live.”

‘Zeta’ has brought about strong winds and heavy rain which damaged many businesses and homes. More than two million people are without power in Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

Storm surge hits the banks of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Officials in those states are assessing the damage and have urged people to take precautions.

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