Zeta slams into southern US, downgraded to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS (AFP) – Hurricane Zeta barrelled through the southern United States (US) as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and surging ocean waves as New Orleans residents were left without power.

Zeta, which was downgraded to a tropical storm during yesterday’s early hours, would “continue to spread well inland across portions of northeastern Alabama, northern Georgia, the Carolinas, and southeastern Virginia,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin