PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana as a Category 2 storm with winds up to 110 miles per hour on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. At this time, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reporting one fatality and multiple injuries in Harrison County.
Damage assessments will begin Thursday morning. Multiple counties are reporting debris on roads, downed power lines and damage to multiple homes. Throughout the assessment process MEMA will provide additional damage numbers.
President Trump approved Governor Tate Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration for the following counties: Clarke, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne. The purpose of a federal emergency declaration is to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.
Residents and business owners can self-report damage received from Hurricane Zeta through our Crisis-Track Self-Reporting tool.