A person stands in front of a damaged vehicle near Orange, Texas, on August 28. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. People survey the damage to their Lake Charles neighborhood on August 27. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries. Five days ago, my power was out for several hours as the result of a cyberattack on the grid. The twenty-seventh named storm and eleventh hurricane of the exceptionally active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Zeta formed from a broad area of low pressurethat formed in the western Caribbean Sea on October 19. After battling wind shear, the quasi-stationary low organized into Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight on October 24. During the hassle of the storms, they are also hoping to vote and have their voices heard. A tangle of power lines hangs over a street in Lake Charles. Hurricane Zeta was the record-tying sixth hurricane to make landfall in the United States and the record fifth named storm to strike Louisiana in 2020. Louisiana has been hit particularly hard during the 2020 hurricane season. And I’m lucky — I still have a home. Delta is predicted to strengthen back into a Category 3 storm after hitting the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, then weaken slightly as it approaches Louisiana. A person walks past a destroyed building in Lake Charles. This time, Hurricane Zeta, which is bringing mostly rain to my neighborhood but much more damage to the New Orleans area right now. FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, Aug. 22-Dual hurricane landfall in Louisiana becoming more likely By WAFB Staff | August 22, 2020 at 4:47 PM CDT - Updated August 23 at 10:01 AM ", Zeta is the 27th storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, one shy of tying the record for the most storms in a season. There were, Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta is expected to become a major hurricane again, like it was days earlier before crossing part of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The driver of an overturned 18-wheeler exits his vehicle after police arrive to the scene along Interstate 10 in Vinton, Texas. Hurricane Laura made landfall on Aug. 27 in Cameron Parish, south of Lake Charles, as a Category 4 storm with 150-mile-per-hour winds. Mannequins are strewn on the floor at the Hair Saga store after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles on August 27. A total of 31 tropical and subtropical depressions, 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes have formed throughout the season. Derailed train cars lie on their side in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 29. "Because of this, I expect this storm will likely catch many by surprise. How would this impact our elections? Laura temporarily knocked out most of the water service in Lake Charles. A US Postal Service employee covers a mailbox with plastic wrap in Galveston, Texas. However, this may not be the case for those still recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta in some areas of the state. Fortunately, the storm made landfall as a Cat 2 (well, just 1 mph short of a Cat 3) and is moving fast. We are also struggling with a cold front and the covid crisis. Edwards. "Even if it wasn't quite as powerful as Hurricane Laura, it was much bigger," Gov. People stand in long lines before entering a New Orleans Costco to pick up supplies. (CNN) Hurricane Zeta is battering southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi with high winds, heavy rain and a life-threatening storm surge, according to the National Hurricane Center… Louisiana has been not in the cone of uncertainty, but has become the cone of uncertainty for at least 7 times this year. The plastic wrap signals that the final mail has been cleared from the box, and it prevents people from placing mail inside that could be lost in a flood. Updated 12:35 PM ET, Thu October 29, 2020 Zeta is the fifth named storm to strike Louisiana this season. President Donald Trump tours the damage in Lake Charles on August 29. Both the driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries. In his statement, Governor Edwards said that the polling locations have been identified and that electrical power will be routed to those stations first in an effort to make sure they can be open on November 3. This aerial photo shows the roof blown off an AutoZone store in Lake Charles on August 27. Nor a job. Devin Lejeune helps search a Lake Charles apartment complex for people in need. Louisiana's string of named storms kicked off June 7, when, As Zeta approached this week, about 3,600 people still were displaced from. Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, around 6 p.m. as a Category 2 storm, the National Weather Service said Friday. It knocked out power to thousands of customers in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, and spawned at least 10 reports of tornadoes from the Gulf Coast to the Carolinas, including two in north and central Georgia that injured two people. Roads were flooded, power lines were downed and more than a hundred roads and 35 bridges were closed, according to Gov. Michael Kent moves his boat in Venice, Louisiana, on August 23. This has been an insane hurricane season. So, my question is, what if this would have been a Category 4 or 5 that hit our state and had much more damage? So far, Louisiana has seen both major strikes and near misses. Lake Charles got hit twice and is still recovering. Tesla is one of many good things to believe in. This article noted that more than 9,100 residents were still in emergency shelters as of a couple of weeks ago and some were in hotels in and around the New Orleans area, which is currently being impacted by Zeta. It took a day before my power was restored after Delta hit. Families line up to board buses to evacuate Lake Charles on August 26. Maria Ramirez and her 17-year-old son, Jose Avila, survey the damage to their home in Orange, Texas, on August 27. We're just a target. People make sandbags at St. Raymond Church in New Orleans. What will happen if a major hurricane hits right around Election Day and knocks out the power needed at the polling stations? A building sits partially submerged in water in Hackberry, Louisiana, on August 28. Yes, a cyberattack on the grid. News is published on CleanTechnica.com, while reports are published on Future-Trends.CleanTechnica.com/Reports/ and buying guides are here. Plant managers were trying to contain a chlorine leak, according to state police. In Louisiana, it’s another day, another hurricane. The damage was so extensive that some infrastructure needs to be rebuilt from scratch, Entergy, a power company that serves Louisiana and Texas. The city became the first to record a death from Zeta, with the Orleans Parish coroner confirming a 55-year-old man was electrocuted by a downed power line, according to the Louisiana governor's office. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said this week that the city stood "ready and prepared and wanting to, again, encourage our people to not have fatigue as relates to being prepared.". By Susannah Cullinane and Jason Hanna, CNN, Updated 1635 GMT (0035 HKT) October 29, 2020. It’s the probable path of the center (eye) of a storm and it is formed by enclosing the area swept out by a set of circles along the path.) A hurricane warning extends from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and metropolitan New Orleans, the Hurricane …