HURRICANE DELTA - LOUISIANA
Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana with winds of 100 mph (85 knots) and a pressure of 970 millibars (28.64 inches) at 6 PM CDT October 9th, 2020 which was 12 miles east of where Hurricane Laura made landfall six weeks earlier. Delta produced storm surge inundation levels of 6 to 9 ft above ground level to the east of its landfall location along coastal portions of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes in Louisiana, including near Vermilion Bay.
Many areas in hard-hit Lake Charles were damaged again and some homes were flooded in Moss Bluff. Additional damage occurred in Jennings and widespread power outages were reported. In Calcasieu Parish, several vehicles were overturned on I-10. Due to multiple car accidents on the Calcasieu River Bridge, both directions of the bridge, carrying I-10 and US 90, were closed to traffic.
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 145 mph
Damage: $2.9 billion
Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 4
Central Pressure: 953 mb
Storm Surge: 9 ft
Rainfall: 20 in
Response: Abbeville / Pecan Island