Hurricane Delta Approaches Texas/Louisiana Gulf Region – Landfall Expected Later Today…
Hurricane Delta is a cat-3 storm with sustained winds near 115 mph, as it approaches the Louisiana coastal area. Residents in east-Texas and Louisiana should pay close attention as the storm is expected to make landfall later this evening.
Hurricane Center – At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Delta was located near latitude 28.0 North, longitude 93.8 West. Delta is moving toward the north near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the north-northeast is expected this afternoon, followed by a northeastward motion during the day Saturday.
On the forecast track, the center of Delta should make landfall along the coast of southwestern Louisiana later this afternoon or this evening, and then move across central and northeastern Louisiana tonight and Saturday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Delta is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Slow weakening is expected before landfall, with rapid weakening expected after the center moves inland.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km). (more)
Published at Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:46:09 +0000