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Mexico, Cuba, USA - Hurricane ZETA (GDACS, NOAA, SMN, FloodList, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 October 2020)

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  • Hurricane ZETA made landfall early on 27 October over northern Quintana Roo State, close to Playa del Carmen City, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (Category 1 Hurricane).

  • Heavy rain has been reported across the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba, and Jamaica. According to media, a landslide in St. Andrew (Jamaica), killed 2 people. Several towns remain isolated in Cuba, after flooding damaged infrastructure in Santiago de Cuba.

  • ZETA is forecast to move north-west over Yucatan State, reaching Gulf of Mexico in the afternoon of 27 October before approaching the Mississippi Delta early on 29 October.

  • A hurricane warning is in effect for coastal areas from northern Quintana Roo to central Yucatan State.