Hurricane Delta has maintained Category 3 strength with winds around 120 MPH. However, shear and cooler waters have started to weaken the storm and this will continue as it approaches the coast this evening. We anticipate Delta to make landfall as a Category 2 along the western Louisiana coast later this evening. Delta’s landfall is projected about 15 miles east of where Hurricane Laura made landfall back in August.
Impacts are starting to be felt along the Gulf coast. Tropical storm force winds will be felt from east Texas to Mississippi. Heavy rain, potentially up to 10 inches, will impact Louisiana with widespread rain into Texas and inland Louisiana up to 6 inches. There is also potential for tornadic activity east of the storm into Mississippi.
Our commercial and residential field teams are prepared and ready for deployment. We are still unsure if desk adjuster positions will be needed for Mississippi, as it will be not be affected until late tonight and early Saturday. We will keep those of you on standby informed.