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Morgan City sees minimal impacts from Hurricane Zeta

Posted at 7:06 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 20:11:50-04

Morgan City Mayor Frank Grizaffi says his city is on the "good side" of Hurricane Zeta and that's why so many people chose to ride out the storm.

Residents Freeman Deheart and his sister spent the majority of the day on their porch. They enjoyed the slight breeze and Zeta's showers. Deheart said like most in south Louisiana he was preparing for a good meal.

"My niece is making me a birthday cake and cooking me a birthday dinner right now," Deheart said.

Throughout this hurricane season, Deheart has gone through the motions of picking up loose items in the yard and stocking up on goods. This time, he's not doing that.

"Storms are running late right now," Deheart said. "They usually on us and gone by now. Looks like every time you turn around, one is brewing and coming right at us."

Shannon Hardware is located across the street from the flood wall.

Wednesday morning, they had a few stragglers stocking up on batteries, generators and bottled water.

Brent Tabor, a sales rep with Shannon Hardware said, "People got a lot of the stuff the last few times. So, I think overall, business on those kinds of items is not like it used to be when you get the first one of the year or anything like that."

Tabor said this time, his store is not boarding up or putting sandbags. He is not expecting flooding to be an issue.

"A lot of times if the water is high on the other side, a lot of companies that are lower will put sand bags around the bottom in case there is a flash flood," Tabor said.

Along the flood wall, a reminder of prior storms and how high the water got. Mayor Grizaffi said at this point, there is no need to close the flood wall.

"I wish the people luck that will have to go through this and has the problems with the water, the winds and the storm," Deheart said. "Areas like Grand Isle. They're going to catch some heck...Venice."

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