Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m.
On Sunday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the first death related to Hurricane Delta. An 86-year-old man died in St. Martin, likely due to a fire caused by an overheated generator.
680,000 people were without power after Delta. On Sunday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced 348,000 people are now without power, a significant improvement in power outages across southern Louisiana.
Sunday, Oct. 11 at 8:15 a.m.
In Lake Charles, the city's only tall building had most of its windows blown out during Laura, and now, a lot of the boarded up windows were blown out again due to Delta, according to Shannon Sims.
In Lake Charles for Bloomberg, after Hurricane Delta hit. The city’s only tall building had its windows blown out during Laura, and now many of the boarded up windows have been blown out again. Tough to see my town get beat up so badly. pic.twitter.com/kgM0va2sQg— Shannon Sims (@shannongsims) October 11, 2020
Hurricane Laura had heavier winds at 150 mph, but Delta brought heavy downpours. Both hurricanes caused widespread damage.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — First, Hurricane Laura roared ashore with its staggering, 150 mph (241 kph) winds. Then Hurricane Delta followed, with less wind but with ferocious downpours. https://t.co/mqcqpgE6NC— WatchOurCity.com (@WatchOurCity) October 11, 2020
There are resources being offered to residents who were affected by Delta. Check local media in your area to find out which organizations are providing residents with resources.
Today, we launched https://t.co/ADI3viqLOU, where any Louisianan affected by #HurricaneDelta and #HurricaneLaura can find important updates, information and links to resources. Be sure to visit. #Delta #Laura #lagov. pic.twitter.com/oKcmDcIYv3— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) October 10, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Hurricane Delta's eye travelled about 90 miles west of Baton Rouge but as of Saturday afternoon, more than 75,000 homes remained without power. It was the area's largest power outage since Hurricane Isaac in 2012, according to The Advocate.
Despite Hurricane Delta's eye traveling about 90 miles west of Baton Rouge, more than 75,000 homes were without power on Saturday afternoon. It was the area's largest power outage since Isaac in 2012. 👀MORE: 👇https://t.co/RuUsFp1nfJ— The Advocate (@theadvocatebr) October 11, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warned that if you're without power and using a generator, make sure to use it outdoors to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hurricane #Delta Survivors: If you’re without power & using a generator, please avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by only using it outdoors & away from windows. Watch the video below for more details on safety precautions. More info: https://t.co/6eU6jRrpCd pic.twitter.com/j464OvenSH— FEMA (@fema) October 10, 2020
On Saturday, Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the public and said it was "heartbreaking" to see the work done on Hurricane Laura damage reversed or even worsened by Delta, according to KATC.
Governor Edwards said it was "heartbreaking" to see work that had been done on Laura damage reversed or even worsened by Delta. https://t.co/Y9RrJUQ0hS— KATC TV3 (@KATCTV3) October 11, 2020
Businesses across southern Louisiana have been damaged, including a bar in Crowley and a fireworks store in Lake Charles, which was left exposed after damage from Delta, according to KATC.
Fireworks store in Lake Charles left exposed after damage from Hurricane Delta https://t.co/0BfFuF09Yz— KATC TV3 (@KATCTV3) October 11, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said that Delta caused "significant amounts of damage."
Delta caused "significant amounts of damage," Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says https://t.co/bI8rlbjGHW— Bloomberg (@business) October 10, 2020
Crews are working to restore power to 600,000 people, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards.
According to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, crews are working to restore power to 600,000 people. https://t.co/Fk9Evx1IUY— KNOE 8 News (@KNOE8) October 10, 2020
Reports of downed power lines and debris in Crowley and the surrounding area, according to KATC.
KATC's Jordan Lippincott is surveying the aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Acadia Parish as downed power lines and debris have closed down the intersection of North Avenue F and Second Streets in Crowley. https://t.co/jNUFZ9qWJj— KATC TV3 (@KATCTV3) October 10, 2020
As Delta continues to move northeast, it bring threats for flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding across the lower Mississippi Valley today and the southern Appalachians on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Additional heavy rainfall from #Delta will continue threats for flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding across the lower Mississippi Valley today and the southern Appalachians on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/bQzcEM2TqM— National Weather Service (@NWS) October 10, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
As of this morning, there has been a reported 165 weather related road closures due to Delta. Gov. John Bel Edwards is advising people not to go out site seeing.
Post Hurricane Delta tips:⚡️ Avoid downed power lines❌ Don’t go site seeing 🛑 Don’t drive through standing water🏠 Text LASHELTER to 898-211 for shelter updates ⚠️ Use generators safely 🚙 https://t.co/Acuauvv7k0 for road closure info— Christina “MASK UP” Stephens (@CEStephens) October 10, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards said that damage from Hurricane Delta to the electrical grid was not as bad as damage done by Hurricane Laura.
. @LouisianaGov says damage from #HurricaneDelta to the electrical grid seems to be less than Laura. He's hopeful that could mean power restoration will happen more quickly in most areas. #lalege #lagov— Melinda Deslatte (@MelindaDeslatte) October 10, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said the hardest hit parishes were Cameron, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Allen, Vermillion and Acadia.
. @LouisianaGov: "Obviously, this was a very big storm even if it wasn't quite as powerful as Hurricane Laura." Says hardest hit parishes were Cameron, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Allen, Vermilion and Acadia. #lalege #lagov #HurricaneDelta— Melinda Deslatte (@MelindaDeslatte) October 10, 2020
As of 1:00 p.m., Gov. John Bel Edwards said no fatalities have been reported from Delta.
. @LouisianaGov says no fatalities reported so far from #HurricaneDelta. But he also cautioned most of the deaths from Laura happened after the storm, from cleanup work and generator use. "Everybody needs to exercise a lot of caution even now." #lalege #lagov— Melinda Deslatte (@MelindaDeslatte) October 10, 2020
Many roads are closed across southern Louisiana. Check local media in your area to see which roads remain closed.
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Hurricane Delta hit Iowa, LA which was already recovering from Hurricane Laura. Reports of lots of tarps down and lots of water damage in homes on top of the damage from Laura, according to Andrea Gallo.
#HurricaneDelta brought some flooding to patches of Iowa, Louisiana, already hit so hard by Hurricane Laura. Lots of tarps down & lots of water damage inside of houses, after they already got wind damage from Laura. pic.twitter.com/Jp0e6oV4Wj— Andrea Gallo (@aegallo) October 10, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11:15 a.m.
There have been reports of widespread damage across parts of southern Louisiana as the recovery process begins, according to The Times-Picayune.
Hundreds of thousands were left powerless after Hurricane Delta hammered southwest Louisiana on Friday night into Saturday morning.See photos and videos of the extensive damage: https://t.co/5P4JeEqRM7— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) October 10, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9:50 a.m.
The aftermath of Hurricane Delta has left the entire town of Lake Charles without power and there are reports of roads blocked by debris and overturned semi-trucks, according to city officials.
THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE DELTA - Whoa. The entire town of Lake Charles is without power reports city officials and roads are blocked by debris and overturned semi-trucks. Another long road to recovery begins today as we get out first look of damage left behind by #Delta. #LAwx pic.twitter.com/koEvtdfYwC— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 10, 2020
As Delta makes its way northeast, it has weakened to a tropical depression. Reports of winds sustained at 35 mph, according to WeatherNation.
#Delta weakens to a #Tropical #Depression as it moves northeast. Winds are sustained at 35 mph. This will continue to bring a heavy rain and flash flooding threat.More: https://t.co/AzgI4B95FA pic.twitter.com/W0lO95Yijg— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 10, 2020
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:50 a.m.
An areal flood warning has been issued for portions of southern Louisiana until 1:45 p.m. CDT, according to the National Weather Service.
LCH issues Areal Flood Warning till 1:45 PM CDT https://t.co/anDBF7WD7p— NWS Lake Charles (@NWSLakeCharles) October 10, 2020
Hurricane Delta preliminary winds, according to Meteorologist Adam Olivier.
Lafayette 75 mph
Crowley 62 mph
New Iberia 90 mph
Jennings 81 mph
Opelousas 75 mph
Duson 61 mph
Here are some of the preliminary max wind gusts around Acadiana. Winds could have been higher where you live. Hurricane Delta coverage continues on News15 through 9 am. pic.twitter.com/V6QgnpYe8z— Meteorologist Adam Olivier (@adamolivierwx) October 10, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:10 p.m.
Hurricane Delta has weakened to a category 1 hurricane and is expected to keep weakening as it continues to move northeast, according to Meteorologist Violet Scibior.
Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana this evening as a Category 2 hurricane. It has quickly weakened to a Category 1 right now and is expected to keep weakening. It will continue it's path northeast, reaching our area by Monday. However, we will only get a little rain. pic.twitter.com/8ZDvLbDzM8— Violet Scibior (@VScibior) October 10, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 9:35 p.m.
More power outages are being reported across southern Louisiana with nearly 170,000 Entergy customers without power. Around 25,000 customers in East Baton Rouge Parish and 50,000 customers in Calcasieu Parish, according to Meteorologist Steve Caparotta.
In Moss Bluff, up to 18 inches of rain has fallen so far, according to KPLC 7 News.
Shots from a home in Moss Bluff that saw up to 18 inches of rain at some points.(Credit: Krystle Reed Richard) pic.twitter.com/YGNX8JOsfn— KPLC (@KPLC7News) October 10, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 8:45 p.m.
Widespread power outages have been reported throughout Calcasieu Parish and surrounding areas, according to Entergy.
Strong winds and heavy rain continue across the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Delta makes its way inland. More updates to come.
Live updates: Hurricane Delta makes landfall, impacts area affected by Laura https://t.co/enpqCXQp2s— The Daily Advertiser (@theadvertiser) October 10, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:45 p.m.
Debris is blowing around in Lake Charles due to heavy winds, according to WeatherNation. There have been reports of flooding in Calcasieu Parish. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Winds are picking up in intensity. As far inland as Jennings, a gust has been measured at 81 mph, according to Meteorologist Steve Caparotta.
Friday, Oct. 9 at 6:10 p.m.
Hurricane Delta made landfall in Cameron Parish around 5 p.m. with winds up to 100 mph. Storm surge is expected to reach 11 feet along parts of the Louisiana coastline, according to The Acadiana Advocate.
Hurricane Delta has made landfall in southwest Louisiana. 🌀The Category 2 storm slammed ashore in Cameron Parish around 5 p.m. accompanied by 100 mph winds and storm surge expected to reach as high as 11 feet along some of Louisiana’s coastline. https://t.co/QdVCV9r9wl— Acadiana Advocate (@theadvocateaca) October 9, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 5:45 p.m.
As Hurricane Delta makes landfall, flash flood warnings have been issued for some inland areas. Opelousas, Carencro and Ville Platte are under a flash flood warning until 8:00 p.m. CDT. DeRidder, Oakdale and DeQuincy are under a flash flood warning until 7:00 p.m. CDT, according to the National Weather Service.
Flash Flood Warning including Opelousas LA, Carencro LA, Ville Platte LA until 8:00 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/IOuZjYI6Sm— NWS Lake Charles (@NWSLakeCharles) October 9, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 5:20 p.m.
Hurricane Delta is making landfall on the Louisiana coast right now. The track of Delta is only 10 to 20 miles different than Hurricane Laura, according to Chief Meteorologist Joe Puma.
Hurricane Delta is making landfall in Louisiana right now as a high-end Category 2 storm. The track of this storm is only about 10 to 20 miles different from the track of Hurricane Laura that devastated this same area 6 weeks ago. @abc7amarillo #txwx #phwx #okwx pic.twitter.com/DoLrZwrnNQ— Joe Puma (@joepumawx) October 9, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 4:45 p.m.
Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall as a category 2 hurricane with winds up to 105 mph. Check back for updates.
Here is the new 4p CT NHC Hurricane Delta forecast track... pic.twitter.com/F4PB14uvoQ— James Spann (@spann) October 9, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Hurricane Delta is 35 miles south of Cameron as it moves closer to making landfall. The eyewall is just about to move into Lake Arthur. According to the National Weather Service, a hurricane warning remains in effect until Saturday, Oct. 10, 12:15 a.m. CDT.
Winds are getting stronger down here in Lake Charles. Reports say Delta is expected to make landfall within the next hour. Stay with @CBS_42 as we continue following the current conditions. #HurricaneDelta pic.twitter.com/8cBAU4xcdl— Jake Chapman (@JChapmanCBS42) October 9, 2020
Friday, Oct. 9 at 2:25 p.m.
Hurricane Delta is a category 2 hurricane expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast Friday evening, including areas like Lake Charles, which is still far from recovery from Hurricane Laura, which hit the area in late August.
Mass exit out of an already battered Lake Charles. People appear to be taking Delta seriously after Laura pic.twitter.com/4M63TodgLu— Aaron Rigsby (@AaronRigsbyOSC) October 8, 2020
Delta's center is currently about 80 miles south-southwest of Cameron, Louisiana, moving north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, according to the Weather Channel.
Hurricane warnings are in effect from the extreme upper Texas coast to parts of Louisiana.
View a live radar of the storm as it approaches here.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.