Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall

Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi experience extreme winds and storm surges.

UPDATE 10/9: 10:00 PM EST

Hurricane Delta has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm and is projected to travel north east into Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky over the weekend.

UPDATE 10/9: 8:20 PM EST

Hurricane Delta came ashore from the Gulf of Mexico Friday evening. Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas are experiencing 100 miles per hour winds and surges of seawater are life-threatening.

Louisiana is still in recovery from Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm that came through just six weeks ago. While Delta is currently a Category 2, parts of Louisiana are forecast to receive up to a foot of rain.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards cautioned residents, “The fact that it’s weakening should not cause anyone to lose focus or lose vigilance, because this is still a very strong storm.”

President Trump was briefed on Friday and approved emergency declarations for the states in its path. The statement read, “The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For state and local officials as they try to prepare for the storm.
  • For FEMA and first responders that will be working to help people recover.
  • For divine protection for those in the hurricane’s path.

Sources: CBS News, National Hurricane Center


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