With heavy rain washing their homes and strong winds ripping their roofs, or tarps covering roof holes from a previous storm, hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana and Southeast Texas waited. Hurricane Delta’s fury on a dark Friday night.
More than 455,000 homes and businesses were cut off, according to tracking website poweroutage.us, when the Category 2 storm roared ashore with winds approaching 100 mph. Since then, the storm has weakened to Category 1 as it moved inland.
Conditions along the coast had deteriorated rapidly as the storm approached, and forecasters said the storm would weaken rapidly as it moved inland. But first, residents will face several hours of dangerous conditions, including a potentially fatal storm surge.
Central Delta made landfall just over 10 miles from where deadly Hurricane Laura hit the coast in August. While Delta is not as powerful as Laura, which left a lot of damage that has yet to be corrected, it has a wider wind field.
Here is some video by the people of Texas and Louisiana.