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Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 22:20:13-04

ATLANTA (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power after pounding the Gulf Coast with winds and water.

At least six deaths have been blamed on the storm.

A Category 2 hurricane when it hit the southeastern Louisiana coast Wednesday, Zeta weakened to a post-tropical storm by the following afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

Hundreds of schools canceled classes or planned to open late from the Gulf to the Carolinas, and some voting places were affected.