Second October Hurricane

Graham Leigh, Writer


Not long ago, Hurricane Delta struck Lousiana and not long before that Laura struck. This is not the season to live in the southern states, because homes are being wrecked and town are being flooded- it is not ideal living situations. This would be the third named storm to reach Lousiana since August. The storm is expected to make landfall at 5 pm on Wednesday. Zeta will be the 27th named storm in the 2020 storm season, and the 11th named storm to reach landfall in the US this year which is a record. Zeta’s wind speeds reached up to 100 mph. The streets were flooded. Houses were torn apart. People were stranded. Zeta was a cat. 3, which is pretty bad. This is the worst late storm recorded. Most storms fall in during summer because it is warmer and the water is warmer farther north. From Wtoc11 “Hurricanes form when warm moist air over water begins to rise. The rising air is replaced by cooler air. This process continues to grow large clouds and thunderstorms. These thunderstorms continue to grow and begin to rotate thanks to earth’s Coriolis Effect. The thunderstorms will rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere around the center which is called the eye.” Normally in the center of the eye, the storm is not as bad as it would be under the swirling clouds.