Wind, tornadoes possible concerns for Wiregrass ahead of Hurricane Zeta, EMA official says

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NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Hurricane Zeta is the 27th named storm this tropical season, and Coffee County Emergency Management Agency officials are warning residents of the tri-state area.

Last month, Hurricane Sally was more of a rain event, but local officials believe Zeta has a greater potential of causing wind damage.

They also fear tornados spawning once the system makes landfall along the northern Gulf of Mexico later this week.

“Be ready to act whether it be wind, if we have flash flooding because that could be another possibility with this storm, and then, of course, there is a slight chance of a tornado, isolated tornado here and there.”

Lyons reminds residents to remain weather vigilant.

At this point, Hurricane Zeta appears to be following a similar path as Sally with a possible landfall in Louisiana.

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