Hurricane Watch Issued For Part Of Our Area For Hurricane Zeta

As of the 4pm advisory from The National Hurricane Center, watches have been issued for the Gulf Coast as follows:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Morgan City Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border

* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* Mississippi/Alabama border to Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida

* West of Morgan City to Intracoastal City Louisiana

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* Intracoastal City Louisiana to Navarre Florida

* Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, Vermilion Bay, Pensacola Bay, and

Mobile Bay

So what does that mean?

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible

within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours

before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force

winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or


A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-

threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the

coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.

For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather

Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at

Watches will be upgraded to warnings, generally within 24 hours of landfall.

Hurricane Zeta Warnings/Cone

Hurricane Zeta Warnings/Cone