After making landfall this afternoon over Cocodrie in Terrebonne Parish, Hurricane Zeta's eye passed right over New Orleans.
The storm knocked out electricity to some 300,000 customers. Zeta left debris scattered across the region, trees toppled, power lines down and some damage to homes and other buildings.
The National Hurricane Center says that at landfall, maximum sustained winds were near 110 mph with higher gusts.
The hurricane quickly crossed Southeast Louisiana on a path for Mississippi.
"On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will... move across the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday," according to the hurricane center.