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In pictures: Storm Zeta churns inland after making landfall in Louisiana as a hurricane

Tropical Storm Zeta has killed at least two people, downed powerlines and left a trail of destruction since making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday.

The big picture: A record 11 named storms have made landfall in the U.S. this year. Zeta is the fifth named storm to do so in Louisiana in 2020, the most ever recorded. Zeta weakened t0 a tropical storm early Thursday, as it continued to lash parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with heavy rains and strong winds.

Lake Pontchartrain in southeastern Louisiana as Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans during Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Several preliminary images from the Golden Nugget Parking Garage in Biloxi during #HurricaneZeta2020 #HurricaneZeta #zeta

— Lukas Flippo (@FlippoLuke) October 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta knocks out power on Bourbon Street. @FOX8NOLA

— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) October 29, 2020

Troopers are in the process of clearing the roads of debris as well as working multiple vehicle crashes in the wake of hurricane Zeta. Please avoid unnecessary travel during this time. This driver could not see a tree in the road until it was too late.

— LA State Police (@LAStatePolice) October 29, 2020

#ENTERGYNOLA: Our crews are encountering damage as a result of Hurricane Zeta. There is no way to know if a downed line or any other damaged electrical equipment is energized or not, so if you encounter any damaged equipment, keep your distance & call 1-800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243)

— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) October 29, 2020

This is a trailer parked on the shoulder of LA46 inside the levee protection in St. Bernard. Looks like winds from Zeta lifted it up and is now tearing it apart. ⁦

— Paul Murphy (@PMurphyWWL) October 28, 2020

Eastern parking garage at the Golden Nuggets Casino. #StormSurge #zeta

— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) October 29, 2020

.@SWBNewOrleans: This is was our view during the #eyeofhestorm from the hub of our operations. Tomorrow, Oct. 29, our Customer Service centers will be closed while we help each other clean up from #Zeta. For tonight, there are lines down, limbs down & transformers down. Stay safe

— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) October 29, 2020

Eastern parking garage at the Golden Nuggets Casino. #StormSurge #zeta

— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) October 29, 2020

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