Hurricane Delta Makes Louisiana Landfall At Category 2

New Orleans’ ABC News affiliate reports:

Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Delta is a Category 2 storm that’s moving north-northeast at 14 mph and located 10 miles east of Cameron Parish.

According to the latest National Hurricane Center update, Delta has 100 mph winds. Hurricane Delta is now the third major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Delta made its first landfall around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday near Puerto Morelos, just south of Cancun.

Life-threatening storm surge is expected near and east of where Delta makes landfall this evening, and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The highest inundation of 7 to 11 feet is expected somewhere between Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge and Morgan City, Louisiana.