Zeta would be the ninth named storm to make landfall in the continental US this season.
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The hurricane was moving northwest at around 17 km/h after being almost stationary over the weekend.
Major rainfall and flooding are expected between Tuesday and Thursday in portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic US states.
"We stand ready to expand that assistance as needed", Edwards said in a statement.
The current forecast shows between 2-4 inches of rain is possible in the Midlands, Larkin said.
Meteorologists are warning that the storm surge is expected to raise water levels by as much as 60 to 120cm above normal tides, with up to 30cm of rain expected in parts of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Cayman Islands, as the hurricane heads northwest toward the United States at a speed of approximately 20kph.
Zeta is forecast to make landfall along Louisiana's northern coast Wednesday night.
In the USA, storm surges of 1.21 metres to 1.82 metres are expected across parts of the Alabama and Louisiana coasts.
Oil producers on Monday shut offshore production and pulled workers off platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as the storm strengthened into a hurricane and took aim at the Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the Atlantic Sunday morning making it 2020's 27th named tropical storm of the season.
Martin said that as it stood according to Monday's track for Zeta, the Macon area was believed to lie along the southern edge of where heavier rains were forecast.
Some weakening is likely while Zeta moves over the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and early Tuesday.
It has been a very active hurricane season, and it could be record setting for Louisiana.
Zeta became the 11th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. According to Grant Brown, spokesman for the city, the region has a "weakened condition" because of the damage caused by Hurricane Sally last month. There was also a Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005, but that year had 28 storms because meteorologists later went back and found they missed one, which then became a "unnamed named storm", Klotzbach said.