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Zeta weakens to tropical storm

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/20, 06:01 am

Alabama faced strong winds and rainfall early on Thursday as Zeta weakened to a tropical storm over the central part of the state. The storm first made landfall in southeastern Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday afternoon, where it killed one person before moving quickly into neighboring Mississippi. Tropical storm warnings remained in place as far as southern Virginia, and forecasters issued tornado warnings for parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

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Typhoon Molave death toll rises

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/20, 04:52 am

Rescue workers in Vietnam on Thursday used heavy equipment to search for survivors and clear roadways after the storm triggered heavy rainfall and landslides. Authorities said at least 35 people died and 59 others are missing, including crew members from two sunken fishing boats. The death toll will likely rise as workers reach inaccessible areas. The typhoon is the strongest to hit the country in about 20 years.

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Zeta strikes Louisiana

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/28/20, 05:48 pm

Tropical storm warnings stretched across the South, from the Louisiana coast all the way to the northern Georgia mountains. Zeta strengthened to just short of a Category 3 Hurricane before making landfall in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon, potentially pushing up to 9 feet of seawater inland, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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