Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Mexico ahead of scheduled arrival in the U.S.

Hurricane Zeta NYK Daily
Hurricane Zeta NYK Daily

Hurricane Zeta made landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 storm late Monday, packing the highest sustained winds of 80 mph per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency Monday as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane earlier Monday.

The hurricane is assumed to approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, the NHC said in an advisory at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Zeta is the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season — reaching a record set in 2005.

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