2020’s 27th Hurricane – By News Director Saxon Wirtz for KICB on 88.1

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Last night Hurricane Zeta made its way to Louisiana and Mississippi. The hurricane brought a life-threatening storm surge, along with strong winds and heavy rainfall. Wind speeds were recorded as high as 110 mph, and stabilized down to 100 mph after 8 P.M.; therefore, Zeta is now being classified as a Category 2 storm. This is all causing power outages across Louisiana and Mississippi. According to Power Outage U.S., there are reports of more than 400,000 units without power, and New Orleans make up for at least 80,000 of those alone. This is the 27th hurricane the 2020 season has experienced in the Atlantic, which is nearing the all-time record. All 2020 needs is one more hurricane to tie with the year 2005 having the most hurricanes in a season at 28.

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