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A home is damaged in Citronelle, Ala., by a fallen tree after Hurricane Zeta moved through the region.

Car in tree in Citronelle

A car is left abandoned after a tree fell in Citronelle as Hurricane Zeta moved through the region.

Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Photo submitted by Mudrich Rachel who reports that this is Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Photo submitted by Mudrich Rachel who reports that this is Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Photo submitted by Mudrich Rachel who reports that this is Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Rose Avenue at Zimlich Avenue

Rose Avenue at Zimlich Avenue in Mobile, Ala., after Hurricane Zeta

Rose Avenue at South Avenue

Rose Avenue at South Avenue in Mobile, Ala., after Hurricane Zeta

Minnie Mae's

Damage at Minnie Mae’s in Jackson, Ala., after Hurricane Zeta

Tree in house in Jackson

Tree falls into home in Jackson, Ala., seen the morning after Hurricane Zeta roared through the region.

Zeta trees down

Trees are down after Hurricane Jackson barreled through the region.

Tree hits Grove Hill home

Tree hits Grove Hill home

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A tractor trailer is seen overturned at Bayouo Caddy Fisheries in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which swept through the area Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Matthew Kennedy, an employee of the Silver Slipper Casino, picks up debris from Hurricane Zeta in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A boat is seen capsized in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which came through the area Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A sailboat sits among debris along Highway 90 in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A sailboat sits among debris along Highway 90 in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Debris is piled in the median of Highway 90 in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A downed tree blocks a street on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Trees in several areas in and around Atlanta lay broken or resting on sagging power and communication lines, some of which snapped telephone poles. Handwritten warning signs were taped to upside down garbage cans in the middle of one street, while police were out stringing up yellow caution tape on others. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

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Handwritten warning signs are taped to garbage cans on a street blocked by a tree downed after the passage of Hurricane Zeta, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Trees in several areas in and around Atlanta lay broken or resting on sagging power and communication lines, some of which snapped telephone poles. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

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A downed tree blocks a street Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, after the passage of Hurricane Zeta. Trees in several areas in and around Atlanta lay broken or resting on sagging power and communication lines, some of which snapped telephone poles. Handwritten warning signs were taped to upside down garbage cans in the middle of one street, while police were out stringing up yellow caution tape on others. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Tropical Weather

Boat owner Ricky Mitchell, center, and his friend Buck, left, no last name given, survey damage to his boat that washed up against the home of Ray Garcia, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Workers remove debris from an unoccupied structure that collapsed yesterday as Hurricane Zeta passed through in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The storm left much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A large tree limb, which snapped as Hurricane Zeta moved through New Orleans, rests on power lines in the city’s Carrollton neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

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A toppled tree lays on top of a car in Talladega, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, as Tropical Storm Zeta sped across the Southeast. (Cameron Keith via AP)

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A passing car’s headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A darkened Bourbon Street is illuminated only by passers-by with lights and car headlights in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through today leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Patrons resume their socializing at Cuban Cigar Bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans, after power was restored Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through today leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A Plaquemines Parish sheriff deputy walks away after workers closed a floodwall gate on Hwy 39 in Poydras, La., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Minnie Lewis fishes for crabs before the wind and waves kick up, in Chalmette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Minnie Lewis fishes for crabs before the wind and waves kick up, in Chalmette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Jane McDow walks with her dog ‘Duke’ along the Lake Pontchartrain seawall in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Mexico Tropical Weather

Beach hotel workers cover doors and windows with plywood as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Mexico Tropical Weather

Beach hotel workers cover doors and windows with plywood as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

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Beach hotel workers store chairs inside as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Mexico Tropical Weather

A worker installs a tarpaulin at the entrance of a beach club in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

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Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Mexico Tropical Weather

Workers prepare to remove a highway sign that was toppled by Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Mexico Tropical Weather

Palm trees are buffeted by the winds of Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)



Tree crashed into a home in Citronelle

A home is damaged in Citronelle, Ala., by a fallen tree after Hurricane Zeta moved through the region.



Car in tree in Citronelle

A car is left abandoned after a tree fell in Citronelle as Hurricane Zeta moved through the region.



Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Photo submitted by Mudrich Rachel who reports that this is Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer



Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Photo submitted by Mudrich Rachel who reports that this is Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer



Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer

Photo submitted by Mudrich Rachel who reports that this is Walter Tanner Road and Wilmer Georgetown Road in Wilmer



Rose Avenue at Zimlich Avenue

Rose Avenue at Zimlich Avenue in Mobile, Ala., after Hurricane Zeta



Rose Avenue at South Avenue

Rose Avenue at South Avenue in Mobile, Ala., after Hurricane Zeta



Minnie Mae's

Damage at Minnie Mae’s in Jackson, Ala., after Hurricane Zeta



Tree in house in Jackson

Tree falls into home in Jackson, Ala., seen the morning after Hurricane Zeta roared through the region.



Zeta trees down

Trees are down after Hurricane Jackson barreled through the region.



Tree hits Grove Hill home

Tree hits Grove Hill home



Tropical Weather

A tractor trailer is seen overturned at Bayouo Caddy Fisheries in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which swept through the area Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

Matthew Kennedy, an employee of the Silver Slipper Casino, picks up debris from Hurricane Zeta in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

A boat is seen capsized in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which came through the area Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

A sailboat sits among debris along Highway 90 in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

A sailboat sits among debris along Highway 90 in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

Debris is piled in the median of Highway 90 in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

A downed tree blocks a street on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Trees in several areas in and around Atlanta lay broken or resting on sagging power and communication lines, some of which snapped telephone poles. Handwritten warning signs were taped to upside down garbage cans in the middle of one street, while police were out stringing up yellow caution tape on others. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)



Tropical Weather

Handwritten warning signs are taped to garbage cans on a street blocked by a tree downed after the passage of Hurricane Zeta, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Trees in several areas in and around Atlanta lay broken or resting on sagging power and communication lines, some of which snapped telephone poles. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)



Tropical Weather

A downed tree blocks a street Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, after the passage of Hurricane Zeta. Trees in several areas in and around Atlanta lay broken or resting on sagging power and communication lines, some of which snapped telephone poles. Handwritten warning signs were taped to upside down garbage cans in the middle of one street, while police were out stringing up yellow caution tape on others. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)



Tropical Weather

Boat owner Ricky Mitchell, center, and his friend Buck, left, no last name given, survey damage to his boat that washed up against the home of Ray Garcia, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

Workers remove debris from an unoccupied structure that collapsed yesterday as Hurricane Zeta passed through in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The storm left much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



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A large tree limb, which snapped as Hurricane Zeta moved through New Orleans, rests on power lines in the city’s Carrollton neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)



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A toppled tree lays on top of a car in Talladega, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, as Tropical Storm Zeta sped across the Southeast. (Cameron Keith via AP)



APTOPIX Tropical Weather

A passing car’s headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

A darkened Bourbon Street is illuminated only by passers-by with lights and car headlights in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through today leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

Patrons resume their socializing at Cuban Cigar Bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans, after power was restored Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through today leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

A Plaquemines Parish sheriff deputy walks away after workers closed a floodwall gate on Hwy 39 in Poydras, La., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

Minnie Lewis fishes for crabs before the wind and waves kick up, in Chalmette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



APTOPIX Tropical Weather

Minnie Lewis fishes for crabs before the wind and waves kick up, in Chalmette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Tropical Weather

Jane McDow walks with her dog ‘Duke’ along the Lake Pontchartrain seawall in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall this afternoon as a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)



Mexico Tropical Weather

Beach hotel workers cover doors and windows with plywood as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)



Mexico Tropical Weather

Beach hotel workers cover doors and windows with plywood as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)



Mexico Tropical Weather

Beach hotel workers store chairs inside as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)



Mexico Tropical Weather

A worker installs a tarpaulin at the entrance of a beach club in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)



APTOPIX Mexico Tropical Weather

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)



Mexico Tropical Weather

Workers prepare to remove a highway sign that was toppled by Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)



Mexico Tropical Weather

Palm trees are buffeted by the winds of Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — Coastal residents are left picking up the pieces once again, this time after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the Gulf Coast overnight before making a quick march northeast through the region early Thursday morning.

The storm first struck parts of Louisiana and Mississippi Wednesday evening as a Category 2 hurricane, with powerful winds with speeds up to 110 miles per hour sending objects flying.

Zeta knocked out power to at least 700,000 people across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The strong gusts also whipped up strong waves along several coastal communities.

Officials say Zeta is being blamed for at least two deaths.

Biloxi police confirmed one death there, possibly by drowning.

And, in New Orleans, police say a 55-year-old man electrocuted by a downed power line.

The good news is that, after the frightening night with Zeta, the weather will improve with a cold front tracking east across our area today.

Clarke County in southwest Alabama suffered extensive damage as Zeta moved through the state. 

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day released a statement overnight, reading in part, “We ask everyone to please stay at home and refrain from traveling until daylight. We have had major damage to structures, many many trees down, powerlines down, roofs blown off buildings downtown, and many many streets are not passable and will not be until after daylight.”

Day added that, “It is going to be a long cleanup.”

Meanwhile, Biloxi on the Mississippi coast took a pounding from Hurricane Zeta, with the storm surge pushing water into the streets. Many of the casinos there closed before the worst of Zeta hit.

The George County Emergency Management Agency says the county suffered extensive damage. All through the Lucedale area there are businesses and homes with structural damage and many downed trees.

Thousands along the Gulf Coast remained in the dark Thursday morning.

Alabama Power says outages are widespread, with about 163,000 without power in Mobile and surrounding areas at 4:30 a.m., and nearly 500,000 without service statewide.

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