Louisiana braces to relive a nightmare with Hurricane Delta

Tropical Weather Intensifying Storms
This Oct. 8, 2020 photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 12:41 p.m. EDT. Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming. (NOAA via AP)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Hurricane Delta is bringing bands of rain and blustery winds to Louisiana as it spins toward the state’s southwest coast.

Forecasters said the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season would likely make landfall on Friday evening. The question was how powerful Delta would be by the time it arrives.

In its latest update, the National Hurricane Center said Delta had weakened to a Category 2 strength with winds of 105 mph.

The storm is approaching the part of Louisiana where Hurricane Laura caused at least 27 deaths in late August.

Delta’s projected path showed it moving into northern Mississippi on Saturday and then into the Tennessee Valley as a tropical depression.

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