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.
Hurricane #Delta makes landfall near Creole, Louisiana, at 6:00 PM CDT as a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Damaging winds and a life-threatening storm surge continue over portions of southern Louisiana. Latest at: https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/Lamsumc50Z
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 9, 2020
BREAKING: #Delta has made landfall near Creole, LA, making history for two reasons:
1️⃣ It’s the first Greek-named storm to make landfall in the mainland US, and
2️⃣ 2020 now has the most US landfalls EVER in a season (10), beating a century-old record set in 1916. pic.twitter.com/SeqVKry9Pl
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 9, 2020