Zeta becomes a hurricane as it takes aim at already hard-hit Louisiana

As parts of Louisiana still work to recover from back-to-back hurricane landfalls, another one may happen later this week.

Tropical Storm Zeta strengthened to Hurricane Zeta on Monday as it barreled northwest toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. As of Monday night, the system was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and moving at 12 mph, according to a bulletin by the National Hurricane Center.

Zeta is expected to make landfall in Mexico in the coming hours and bring with it a “dangerous storm surge” to the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Zeta will then enter
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