10 things you need to know today: October 30, 2020

Zeta, downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone, left more than two million people without power across the South on Thursday, a day after it slammed into Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane. Zeta ripped off roofs and knocked down trees and power lines in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and the Carolinas. The storm was blamed for six deaths. Among them were one person killed when a tree fell on a mobile home in Georgia. Another drowned in Mississippi, and one was electrocuted by a downed power line in Louisiana. By afternoon the storm had blasted through the Carolinas and reached Virginia, still with top sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. By evening it had moved over the Atlantic Ocean. [NBC News, NPR]

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