Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Louisiana as category three
The National Hurricane Center released their tropical cyclone report for Hurricane Zeta which was upgraded to a category three hurricane when it made landfall in Louisiana.
It was a late-season hurricane that made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula as a category one hurricane.
After weakening to a tropical storm, Zeta rapidly intensified and a post-analysis found that Zeta became a category three hurricane just before landfall in southeastern Louisiana on October 28th.
Zeta’s fast forward motion brought strong winds well inland into areas of the southeastern United States.
The hurricane caused five direct fatalities and about $4.4 billion in damage in the United States.
Zeta is the latest landfalling major hurricane on record for the continental United States with the old record being the Tampa Bay hurricane of October 25th, 1921.