Gov. Edwards to discuss, tour Hurricane Zeta damage

Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 12:27 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Governor John Bel Edwards stated that assessing damage from Hurricane Zeta has begun today and most of the damage from Zeta took place in the Grand Isle area.

Zeta was was primarily a wind event there are lots of power outages across southeast Louisiana and currently there are 469,000 homes and businesses without power, the peak was 531,000. Restoring power remains a high priority.

Gov. Edwards stated that it won’t be until later today, until we have a more complete damage assessment and where a timeline can be developed for power restoration.

96% of Plaquemines Parish is without power, two-thirds of Orleans Parish and more than 80% of Jefferson Parish are without power.

There will be a second briefing after the tour concludes, which is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m.

Hurricane Zeta made landfall on the southeastern Louisiana coast at roughly 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Category 2 storm caused significant damage and at least three deaths are being attributed to factors caused by the storm.

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More than 875,000 customers were without electricity in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, including about 350,000 in metro New Orleans.

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