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Hurricane Warning For New Orleans As Zeta Swirls Over Mexico

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Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

(AP) — A hurricane warning has been issued for the U.S. Gulf Coast including New Orleans. The National Hurricane Center is urging people to prepare now for life-threatening conditions late Wednesday from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama state line. Zeta has been moving across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm after making landfall just north of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum. It’s predicted to become a hurricane again over the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall again Wednesday night. Zeta’s top winds were  70 mph early Tuesday, centered about 560 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

 

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