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.
This footage shows the storm bringing strong winds and lashing rain to Lafayette, Louisiana.
The National Hurricane Center reported that Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, at 6:00 PM CDT. “Damaging winds and a life-threatening storm surge continue over portions of southern Louisiana,” it said.
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 John Bel Edwards had issued a State of Emergency on October 7 in anticipation of landfall. Credit: adamceats via Storyful