New videos on social media show highways flooding in Louisiana before Hurricane Zeta made landfall on Wednesday.
In one video taken from inside a car, heavy rain can be seen washing across a large road in Cocodrie as a storm surge swells in the area.
“Water rising quickly in Cocodrie, Louisiana with storm surge of Hurricane #Zeta,” read the caption on the clip posted by WGNO meteorologist Scot Pilié.
The clip shows a significant layer of water drift across road lanes, blown by winds that the National Hurricane Center said could near 110mph as Zeta touches land in southeast Louisiana.
Another Twitter video reveals flooding that commenced along Highway 1 in Leeville.
“Flooding has begun along Highway 1 in Leeville, LA as Hurricane Zeta approaches the coast,” read the caption of the video posted by WeatherNation. “Storm surge will continue to inundate areas along the Gulf, even after landfall.”
The Hurricane Center projected the storm’s path to roll through a significant swath of the southeastern parts of the U.S.
“On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will make landfall in southeastern Louisiana this afternoon,” the center wrote Wednesday. “Zeta will then move close to the Mississippi coast this evening, and move across the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday.”