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Hurricane Delta will enter Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon

Delta made landfall this morning near Puerto Morelos, Mexico. It will come into the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon.
Landfall projections for the US shows a category 2 or 3 hurricane on Friday in southwest or south central Louisiana.
Life-threatening storm surge, dangerous hurricane force winds, and heavy rain are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.
Weather officials now have watches in place across our region:

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Gov. Edwards declares State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in South Louisiana on Friday or Saturday.
The Governor will host a Unified Command Group meeting this afternoon, followed by a media briefing at 3 p.m., which will be streamed at gov.louisiana.gov. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness’ Emergency Operations Center will begin 24 hour operations on Wednesday.

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Delta currently projected to make landfall in Louisiana late Friday or early Saturday as a category 2 hurricane

Delta is a major hurricane (category 4).
It will make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday.
Landfall projection for the U.S. shows south central or southeast Louisiana, late Friday or early Saturday as a category 2.
Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane force winds are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.
Delta is a small, compact tropical system. Hurricane force winds extend 10 to 20 miles from the center. Tropical Storm force winds extend 40 to 80 miles from the center.

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Vermilion Parish Police Jury not canceling Trick-or-Treating

Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux announced last week that Trick-or-Treating would not occur in the Acadia Parish city as a precaution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closer to home, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury decided during its meeting Wednesday night that Trick-or-Treating would not be canceled in rural areas of the parish. Halloween is Saturday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treating will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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