Zeta brings rain, strong area winds

Biggest impact was expected across area Wednesday night

Residents across the area were bracing for Hurricane Zeta Wednesday as the storm roared across the Gulf of Mexico with an anticipated landfall near the Louisiana-Mississippi line and then turn east that was expected to bring tropical storm winds and rain across the area.

Escambia County (Ala.) Emergency Management Agency Director David Adams said Wednesday that the county had a high probability of tropical storm winds from 40 to 74 mph and rainfall in the 2 to 3-inch rain.

He said the worst of the weather would be felt in the western end of the county and diminish some as the storm heads east....