Ferry breaks loose and gets lodged under dock amid Hurricane Zeta


The Chalmette Ferry is Hurricane Zeta’s latest victim.

According to the president of St. Bernard Parish, the ferry broke loose on the river and got lodged under the dock at Chalmette Refining.

“We don't have any full reports other than it broke loose from their dock, and it moved to a Chalmette Refining dock," Parish President Guy McInnis told WDSU.

"Zeta gave us a good punch," McInnis added. "We were experiencing 120 mph gusts in the lower end of the parish and 90 to 105 in the upper end of the parish."

In addition to the ferry, power lines were down blocking the two main roads into the parish and multiple homes had their roofs ripped off, McInnis said.

The parish has enlisted a curfew so officials and emergency personnel can assess damage and assist people in the area.

Zeta made landfall earlier today as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110mph.

After passing through Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center projected Zeta’s path through the rest of the country.

“Zeta will then move close to the Mississippi coast this evening, and move across the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday,” the Hurricane Center said earlier on Wednesday.

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