Millions brace for Zeta as new storm takes aim at Gulf Coast

The named storm that already made landfall in Mexico is expected to hit tonight as a Category 2 hurricane with tropical storm watches from Alabama to Georgia.
1:17 | 10/28/20

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Transcript for Millions brace for Zeta as new storm takes aim at Gulf Coast
Now to hurricane zeta barreling towards the gulf coast expected to hit tonight as a category 2. Ginger is in my hometown with the latest on zeta's path. Good morning, ginger. Good morning, robin. You know I hate to be here for that reason but the old friend, the gulf of Mexico you're so used to seeing so peaceful has been splashing up and over already and roiling and warning this type of damage could be coming here tonight, 12 hours about from landfall but that's what it did in cozumel. Wind speeds could top 75 to 100 miles per hour as this approaches this evening. It's still more than 300 miles away but it's cooking and moving so fast, north-northwest at 17. If it makes landfall in Louisiana, that's the fifth landfalling storm of the season. Then it passes over lake pontchartrain. Coastal Mississippi could see six to nine feet of storm surge. Hear this, we will see winds all the way inland to central Alabama. The big question is why? We've had an active enhanced monsoon in Africa. The trade winds and big high pressure system is responsible for driving all of them right here into the gulf coast. I know that you'll have much more for us from the pass coming up. Thank you so much, ginger.

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