Live Updates: Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Louisiana coast as Category 2 storm

Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi are under hurricane warnings

Hurricane Zeta made landfall Wednesday evening near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana as a Category 2 storm, tearing into coastal communities with heavy rain and wind, and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

After slamming into the coast with winds exceeding 100 mph, it tore its way inland, heading north-northeast at about 25 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening. 

Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi were under hurricane warnings, including metropolitan New Orleans.

Hurricane conditions are expected Wednesday within the hurricane warning area between Morgan City, La., and the Mississippi, Alabama border. Flash flooding and heavy rainfall are also expected.

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