Oct 29, 2020 - Science

In pictures: Storm Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

Debris on the streets is seen while Hurricane Zeta passes over on October 28, 2020 in Arabi, Louisiana.
Debris on the streets as then-Hurricane Zeta passes over in Arabi, Louisiana, on Oct. 28. It's the third hurricane to hit Louisiana in about two months, after Laura and Delta. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Zeta has killed at least two people, triggered flooding, downed powerlines and caused widespread outages 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. It 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.

Waves crash over Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on October 28, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lake Pontchartrain in southeastern Louisiana as Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28. It's the fifth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana this year. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
A general view of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter during Hurricane Zeta on October 28
Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans during Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28, one of many places to lose power due to the storm. Nearly 525,000 customers were still without power in Louisiana on the morning of Oct. 29, per Poweroutage.us Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Christian Peterson looks over Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on October 28
Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28, one of several areas left inundated by Zeta's heavy rains. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
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