Hurricane Zeta slams Gulf Coast, leaving trail of destruction

The massive storm tore into the Louisiana coast with wind gusts reaching up to 91 mph and has left more than 1.9 million customers without power across four states.
2:38 | 10/29/20

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Transcript for Hurricane Zeta slams Gulf Coast, leaving trail of destruction
Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden appearing in Florida. Tearing through the south overnight, take a look at this church steeple torn down by the powerful storm in biloxi, Mississippi, ginger there with more for us. The fifth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana this record year. Rob Marciano is there in new Orleans with the latest. Morning, rob. Zeta came roaring through the gulf coast. Look what it did, the damage across New Orleans. This apartment building, the brick walls collapsing and the roof on top of the second story ripped off by these incredible winds. Luckily nobody was in the unit so nobody here got hurt. Seven times they've been threatened and this time they took a direct hit. Overnight, hurricane zeta tearing into theisiana coast. Oh, my god. The roof just blew off. Reporter: The night ski illuminating from power flash after power flash. Nearly 2 million without power across four states. Authorities confirming one person tragicall dying after being electrocuted. Wind gusts reaching 112 miles per hour as zeta made landfall in Louisiana. We were right in it. The eye wall of hurricane zeta is ripping into this city right now. New Orleans getting a direct hit. Parts of it completely underwater. This large boat stranded in the middle of this highway. Prepare for collision, man. Reporter: This barge breaking loose from its mooring. In biloxi, Mississippi, one death reported there. Cars bobbing in this garage from all the storm surge. The hard rock casino suffering major damage from the storm. You can see parts of the building completely gutted. Oh, my gosh. Reporter: Za ripping into the south leaving a trail of destruction. You can see roof after roof torn off. City officials hunkering down. One parish mayor issuing a suffer urging the public to shelter in place in time for landfall. This is not a drill. We do expect directly impacting the city of New Orleans. There is confidence all around that aspect. Reporter: Confident for sure. It came in with absolute ngeance. There are going to be people without homes. There are still people from hurricane Laura two months ago in Lake Charles camped out. It came in quickly but carrying that momentum north now damaging winds across so many Americans. Robin. It was a fast mover. Okay, rob, thank you.

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