Delta Forecast To Strike Louisiana At Cat 3 [VIDEO]

USA Today reports:

Hurricane Delta roared out of Mexico and back into the Gulf on Thursday, a havoc-wreaking Category 2 storm that was gaining strength as it set its sights on the beleaguered Louisiana coast. AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said Delta was expected to grow in size and strength, possibly reaching Category 4 status over the Gulf before slamming into the Louisiana coast late Friday, probably as a Category 3 storm.

A Category 3 hurricane has sustained winds of 111 to 129 mph, while a Category 4 storm has sustained winds of 130 to 156 mph. Both are considered “major” hurricanes. Southwestern Louisiana is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm that pounded the area in August. Thousands of Laura evacuees remain in hotels around the state. Delta would be the 10th named storm to hit the U.S. in a single season, an all-time record.