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Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In Yucatan As Cat 2, Heads For Louisiana

“Hurricane Delta made landfall early Wednesday morning on the Yucatan peninsula as a Category 2 storm, forecasters said. The storm is now heading into the Gulf of Mexico, where it is expected to strengthen on its path toward Louisiana.

Delta is expected to make landfall again in southeast Louisiana on Friday as a Category 3 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said. The long-term forecast track continued to shift slightly west overnight, placing landfall around Vermilion and Iberia parishes.

Chances are increasing for life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds along the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi beginning Friday, forecasters said. Now is the time for residents to make plans and prepare.”

Carlie Kollath Wells reports for October 7, 2020.