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Report by washingtonpost: Delta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Creole, La., at 7 p.m. Eastern time, just 13 miles to the east of where Laura made landfall six weeks ago. It was the 10th named storm to make landfall in the United States in 2020, a new record. By 8 p.m., it was downgraded to a Category 1.
Its dangerous eyewall, the zone of most intense winds, unleashed gusts up to 96 mph in Lake Charles and up to 100 mph along the Texas-Louisiana border. Over 300,000 customers were without power Friday night.
A record-setting storm surge of over 9 feet hit the coastal area south-southwest of Lafayette, La.
The storm unloaded six to 12 inches of rain between Lake Charles and Alexandria, La., with localized totals over 16 inches. Lake Charles had recorded nine inches as of Friday night and remained under a flash-flood warning.
Delta is predicted to rapidly weaken Friday night but continue to produce damaging winds through central Louisiana. Friday night into Saturday, heavy rain will spread into northern Louisiana, western Mississippi and southern Arkansas where three to six inches of rain could cause areas of flooding.
Hurricane Delta unleashes wind gusts to 100 mph, nine-foot surge and over 16 inches of rain
Hurricane Delta is now inland and its maximum sustained winds have dropped to 90 mph, lowering it to a Category 1. But as it blasted ashore near Creole, La., as a Category 2, it unleashed 100 mph winds, almost a foot and a half of rain and a record-setting storm surge.
While the storm is far from done producing damaging winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding, here are some of the more impressive storm statistics so far:
The strongest wind gust of 100 mph was logged at Texas Point, Tex., near the Louisiana border at Sabine Pass. Here are some of other notable gusts:
At Freshwater Canal Locks, La., located south-southwest of Lafayette, La., the surge climbed to at least 9.3 feet. Because the peak surge came in while tides were below normal, this equates to 8.32 feet of inundation. This water level is the highest on record at this location, exceeding the 8.02 feet during Hurricane Ike.
Delta’s heaviest rain has concentrated in a zone between Beaumont, Tex., and Lafayette, where at least three inches fell. But an area of considerably more rainfall focused between Lake Charles and Alexandria, La., where 6 to 12 inches or more have fallen. The National Weather Service received a report of 16.51 inches of rain in Iowa, La., which is about 20 miles east of Lake Charles. Lake Charles itself has received about 9 inches.
In many of these areas, it’s still raining and amounts will climb until the rain subsides from south to north Friday night into Saturday morning.
More than 300,000 without power in Texas, Louisiana
Hundreds of thousands of American families across East Texas and southwestern Louisiana are without power tonight after Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Creole, La., at about 6 p.m. Friday. With winds gusting to 100 mph in coastal Texas and 96 mph in Lake Charles, La., power lines that had already been weakened during Hurricane Laura in late August gave way.
According to PowerOutage.US, as of 7:30 p.m. Central time, 106,669 customers in Texas and another 225,213 in Louisiana had lost electricity. That figure is set to increase as the high winds from the storm sweep inland toward Lafayette and Alexandria, La.
More than 400,000 customers went without power in the wake of Hurricane Laura, many for weeks due to the extensive damage from that Category 4 storm.
Hurricane Delta is record 10th named storm to make landfall in U.S. in a single year
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been a record-breaker in more ways than one. When Delta formed on Monday as a tropical storm, it became the earliest 25th named storm on record, by more than a month.
Then, when it crashed ashore Friday evening near Creole, La., as a Category 2 hurricane, it became the 10th named storm to hit the United States in 2020, the most recorded in a single year, surpassing the nine in 1916.
As the above graphic makes clear, few locations along the U.S. and Atlantic Gulf Coasts have remained untouched.
Delta, the fourth storm to be named using a Greek letter because the 21 conventional storm names were used up, is the only Greek alphabet hurricane to strike the United States.
Hurricane Delta makes landfall near Creole, La., as a Category 2 storm
At 7 p.m. eastern, the National Hurricane Center declared Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, La., as a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds.
Creole is just 13 miles to the east of Cameron, La., where Hurricane Laura made landfall in late August.
Delta becomes the 10th named storm to make landfall in the United States in 2020, a record. It is also the first Greek-alphabet named hurricane on record to strike the country.
Hurricane Delta’s eyewall strikes Lake Arthur, La., with sideways sheets of rain, violent winds
LAKE ARTHUR, La. — The wind of Hurricane Delta’s eyewall, the most powerful portion of the storm, arrived suddenly in Lake Arthur, La. Gusts ramped upward from 30 to 75 mph in barely 10 minutes’ time, then climbed to near 85 mph around 5:15 p.m. local time.
Visibility dropped to less than 200 feet as the furious eyewall barreled through, with limbs and branches flying by. Rainfall rates of 3 to 4 inches per hour pressure-washed anything caught outdoors.
Torrential downpours flooded fields in a matter of minutes, water spilling onto area roadways. The gusts arrived in punctuated bursts, shaking cars to and fro.
Erratic wind shifts are a staple of the inner eyewall of hurricanes. While driving north, a row of power lines began to fall, forcing the driver to reverse at speeds between 20 and 30 mph. An alternative route was sought to avoid falling power lines.
Rain totals grow, with flood warnings expanding inland in southwest Louisiana
Flash flood warnings issued for the zone from Beaumont, Tex., east to Lafayette, La., have been expanded north as very heavy rain moves inland.
Lake Charles, part of the flood warning area, has received nearly 6 inches of rain.
Throughout this region, 3 to 7 inches of rain have fallen and an additional 2 to 6 inches are possible.
In a special bulletin, the National Weather Service wrote that some of the resulting flash flooding “could be significant” because of rainfall rates of up to 2 to 3 inches per hour as the core of Delta progresses inland.