Hurricane Delta made US landfall near Creole, Louisiana on Friday, October 9. The hurricane was reported as a Category 4 storm when it hit the Mexican coastline earlier in the week. On Friday, the hurricane was measured at a Category 2.
The National Hurricane Center reported: “Hurricane #Delta makes landfall near Creole, Louisiana, at 6:00 PM CDT as a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Damaging winds and a life-threatening storm surge continue over portions of southern Louisiana.”
According to reports, many residents along Delta’s path were still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which hit the state roughly six weeks ago.
Louisiana Governor on October 7 issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of landfall. Credit: NOAA via Storyful