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Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes ai

NEW ORLEANS (AP) ā€” Gulf Coast residents are steeling themselves for another hurricane. Tropical Storm Zeta emerged from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday after striking there as a hurricane. It’s predicted to become a hurricane again as it moves through the Gulf. Landfall is expected Wednesday evening south of New Orleans. Officials there are working to make sure the city’s aging drainage pump system works at full capacity despite the breakdown of a piece of power generating equipment. A hurricane warning stretches from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama state line. The governors of Louisiana and Alabama have declared emergencies, and Louisiana has asked President Donald Trump for a disaster declaration.

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