Hurricane Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane in Louisiana on Wednesday. The tropical Storm continues its deadly sweep across several Southern states, leaving millions without power on Thursday.
The storm had claimed three lives as of Thursday morning as one person died after a tree fell on a mobile home in Georgia, one person drowned in Mississippi and one person in Louisiana was electrocuted by a downed wire.
As of 11 a.m. ET, the storm was located 100 miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, with 50 mph maximum sustained winds. After sweeping across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina, it leaves more than 2 million without power.
Zeta’s speed has increased and is now moving northeast and is bring heaving winds and rain over places like metro Atlanta where they are under a flood watch as well as heavy rains over several other states including Virginia.
The fallout from Zeta could create problems for early voters in the affected areas. All early voting locations in Douglas County, Georgia, closed Thursday with plans to reopen Friday.
This is still a developing story and will be updated as warranted.