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Hurricane Delta 11:00 am October 9, 2020 Advisory 20 Update, Landfall Forecast

Advisory 20 for Hurricane Delta updated at 11:00 am EDT Friday October 9, 2020:

As of 11:00 am EDT Hurricane Delta remains a major category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 MPH (185 KMH) and was located 130 miles south-southwest of Cameron Louisiana.  Expect hurricane conditions and a life-threatening storm surge to portions of the northern gulf coast later today.  For the latest hurricane warnings click here and enter desired location.

Key Forecast Information:

Life-threatening storm surge is expected near and east of where Delta makes land fall this evening, and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect from High Island Texas, to the Mouth of the Perl River.  The highest storm surge inundation of 7 to 11 feet is expected somewhere between Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge and Morgan City, Louisiana.  Water levels in this are will rise quickly this afternoon and evening as Delta approaches.  Efforts to protect life and property should be rushed to completion!

Hurricane-force winds are expected this afternoon and evening within portions of the Hurricane Warning area Friday Hurricane Warning (see map above), especially along the coast of southwest Louisiana.  Hurricane force winds will also spread inland across potions of southern Louisiana near the path of Delta’s center this evening and tonight.

Heavy rain will lead to significant flash flooding and minor to major river flooding in parts of Louisiana today and Saturday.  Additional flooding is expected across potions of the central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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