What were the winds in New Orleans for Hurricane Zeta?
Hurricane Zeta was a Cat 3 storm — not a Cat 2 — when it hit New Orleans, new NHC report says | Environment | nola.com. Hurricane Zeta is shown Oct. 28 at 3:09 p.m. as it reached Category 3 strength, with winds of 115 mph, while making landfall near Cocodrie on the Louisiana coast.
What makes a Category 4 hurricane?
On the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, a Category 4 hurricane has winds of 130 mph to 156 mph. The video from the National Hurricane Center shows the potential damage of different storm categories. The Saffir-Simpson scale estimates potential property damage.
What was the last hurricane to hit New Orleans?
|Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Hurricane Katrina at peak intensity in the Gulf of Mexico on August 28|
|Areas affected||Bahamas South Florida, Central Florida and the Florida Panhandle Cuba Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans) Mississippi Alabama most of the Eastern United States Eastern Canada|