Louisiana braces for sixth tropical cyclone this year

Zeta made landfall on Wednesday (October 28) as the sixth tropical cyclone to hit Louisiana this year with authorities urging residents to seek shelter.

Eyewitness images shared with Reuters showed winds and rain caused by the storm bringing in floods in Kenner, about 17 kilometres west of New Orleans.

The governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, on Wednesday warned residents in the path of the fast-moving Hurricane Zeta to take shelter as the storm bore down on the state.

The state has closed 290 coastal flood gates to prevent flooding from storm surge, Edwards said, and activated 1,500 National Guard troops to help with rescue and recovery.

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