HURRICANE Zeta is the strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S this late in the season since 1899.

But where is it now and what is its path? Here is everything you'll need to know…


Where is Hurricane Zeta now?

Hurricane Zeta is currently in Alabama heading toward the state's border with Georgia.

The storm has left at least one person dead and 800,000 without power after pummelling Louisiana and other coastal states.

Guy McInnis, president of Lousiana's St Bernard Parish region, said emergency workers were responding to reports of the roofs being blown off people's houses.

The storm has also downed trees and brought conditions that officials said would remain life-threatening into Thursday.

At least one person, a 55-year-old man, is known to have died after being electrocuted by a downed power line.

Speaking in a radio interview, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards said that blackouts were widespread, and that boats had broken lose and hit a bridge in the coastal region of Lafitte.

"The wind has caused extensive structural damages to businesses, to homes, to electrical infrastructure," he said. 

He later took to Twitter to urge residents to "keep listening to their local leaders and follow any curfews that may be in place".

What is the hurricane's path?

After battering southern Mississippi and Alabama Hurricane Zeta will make its way through Georgia passing just north of the state's capital of Atlanta.

It is expected to move further north moving through North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

Before leaving the U.S it will rip through Delaware and New Jersey on Thursday night and push into the Atlantic early Friday morning.

When did Hurricane Zeta make landfall?

Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana, about 65 southwest of New Orleans at 4pm Central time on October 28.

The category two storm made landfall on Wednesday, bringing 110mph winds and water surges of up to 10 feet.

Zeta is the fifth storm to hit Louisiana this year in what has shaped up to be a devastating Atlantic hurricane season with over a month left until it's over.

As the 11th storm to make landfall in the continental US, Zeta will set a record higher than the nine storms that hit more than a century ago in 1916.

How can I track Hurricane Zeta live?

Google Maps has a live tracker on their homepage that can be viewed here.

The National Hurricane Centre also features a tracker map on their website which can be found here.

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