Houstonians help with Louisiana recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta

Houstonians help with Louisiana recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta

After helping people devastated by Hurricane Laura, Disaster Rescue Response Specialist helped the community of Lake Charles get through Hurricane Delta. HOUSTON — Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Delta made landfall, Houstonians are on the ground helping our storm-ravaged neighbors in southwest Louisiana get back on their feet. That includes Chris Fontaine with with Disaster Rescue Response Specialist and his rescue crew. Their mantra is, “neighbors helping neighbors.” “We’re just trying to be there…

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Level 1 Risk of Severe Weather for Parts of NC on Sunday

Level 1 Risk of Severe Weather for Parts of NC on Sunday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Depression Delta will represent the most impactful aspect of the forecast, but the good news is that the heaviest rains will likely be to the north of the viewing area as Delta approaches tomorrow.The rain this evening is only loosely associated with Delta and can be attributed mostly to a warm front lifting northward ahead of Delta will also be moving quickly enough to keep the flood risk relatively low….

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Level 1 threat for severe weather Sunday for parts of central NC

Level 1 threat for severe weather Sunday for parts of central NC

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Sunday will be a Level 1 threat for severe weather for parts of North Carolina as remnants of Delta will move into the area. Remnant rainfall from Delta will extend all the way into North Carolina on Sunday. This system will bring heavy rain that will spark flooding across the North Carolina mountains and severe storms will be possible by Sunday. Areas south of Raleigh, such as…

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Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes

BEIRUT — Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed three people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday. The areas hit by the heatwave are Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. The fires come amid an intense heatwave that is unusual for this time of the year. Wildfires spread across different areas of…

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The Latest: Former Hurricane Delta weakens to a depression

The Latest: Former Hurricane Delta weakens to a depression

10 a.m. MIAMI — A hurricane that swept ashore in Louisiana less than 24 hours ago has weakened to a tropical depression and is bringing heavy rain to western Mississippi. The National Hurricane center says maximum sustained winds of what was once Hurricane Delta were clocked at 35 mph (55 kph) at around 10 a.m. local time Saturday. Delta was centered about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north-northwest of Jackson, Mississippi, and was moving northeast at…

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Rain from Delta's remnants falls across NC; severe weather risk ahead

Rain from Delta's remnants falls across NC; severe weather risk ahead

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — You will certainly need an umbrella and rain jacket with you this weekend. Remnant rainfall from Delta will extend all the way into North Carolina on Saturday and Sunday. Areas near the Triangle could see severe weather from Delta’s remnants and the mountains of North Carolina are at-risk for flooding. Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana around 7 p.m. on Friday night as a Cat. 2 storm….

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Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

By REBECCA SANTANA and STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press LAFAYETTE, La. — Ripping tarps from damaged roofs and scattering massive piles of storm debris in the wind and water, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction in Louisiana communities still reeling along a path Hurricane Laura carved just six weeks earlier. Delta hit as a Category 2 hurricane, with top winds of 100 mph (155 kph) before rapidly weakening over land. By Saturday morning, it…

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Delta downgraded to Tropical Storm; dumping rain, bringing high winds

Delta downgraded to Tropical Storm; dumping rain, bringing high winds

This morning, Delta has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, dumping rain and bringing high winds to parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. Show Transcript in Louisiana Delta arrived with driving rain in 100 mile per hour winds, battering weather weary cities still recovering from Laura in Lake Charles. Blue tarps covered roof still yet to be repaired. It affects you physically, mentally, psychologically, and then to turn around six weeks later and experience it…

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Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

Delta is the tenth named storm to hit the continental United States this year, breaking a century-old record. LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier. When Delta came ashore Friday as a Category 2 hurricane, almost all homes and…

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10PM UPDATE: Hurricane Delta winds at 75mph as storm continues to weaken, move inland

10PM UPDATE: Hurricane Delta winds at 75mph as storm continues to weaken, move inland

Delta officially made landfall around 6 p.m. Friday. BEAUMONT, Texas — The 12News StormTrackers are closely watching the progress of Hurricane Delta as it moves inland Friday evening. Hurricane Delta’s winds have slowed to 75 mph making it a barely category one storm about four hours after it officially made landfall in Creole, Louisiana according to the National Hurricane Center. Once wind speeds drop below 74 mph Delta will be a tropical storm. The storm…

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Hurricane Delta's winds knock out power in parts of Galveston County

Hurricane Delta's winds knock out power in parts of Galveston County

Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management reported about 2,600 customers without power around 8 p.m. Friday. GALVESTON, Texas — Hurricane Delta largely spared Southeast Texas with some areas only experiencing power outages and strong surf on Friday afternoon. Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management reported about 2,600 customers without power around 8 p.m. Friday from the three major service providers: CenterPoint, Entergy, and Texas-New Mexico. The majority of the outages were on Bolivar Peninsula.  OEM…

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Tropical storm unleashes rain, strong winds in south Japan

Tropical storm unleashes rain, strong winds in south Japan

By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press TOKYO — Tropical Storm Chan-hom brought powerful winds and rain to southern Japan on Saturday, with the weather bureau warning of landslides and flooding in most of the country. The storm, packing sustained winds of up to 107 kilometers (67 miles) per hour, was moving in waters south of Japan, near the main southwestern island of Shikoku. It had been downgraded from a typhoon earlier in the week. It was…

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7PM UPDATE: Hurricane Delta now cat 1 storm following landfall in Creole, Louisiana

7PM UPDATE: Hurricane Delta now cat 1 storm following landfall in Creole, Louisiana

Delta officially made landfall around 6 p.m. Friday. BEAUMONT, Texas — The 12News StormTrackers are closely watching the progress of Hurricane Delta as it moves inland Friday evening. Hurricane Delta’s winds have slowed to 90 mph making it a category one storm about an hour after it officially made landfall in Creole, Louisiana according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is moving inland headed north-northeast at 14 mph according to the National Hurricane Center’s…

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Hurricane Delta now cat 1 storm following landfall in Creole, Louisiana

Hurricane Delta now cat 1 storm following landfall in Creole, Louisiana

Delta officially made landfall around 6 p.m. Friday. BEAUMONT, Texas — The 12News StormTrackers are closely watching the progress of Hurricane Delta as it moves inland Friday evening. Hurricane Delta’s winds have slowed to 90 mph making it a category one storm about an hour after it officially made landfall in Creole, Louisiana according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is moving inland headed north-northeast at 14 mph according to the National Hurricane Center’s…

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Hurricane Delta makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana as Category 2 storm

Hurricane Delta makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana as Category 2 storm

Delta is the tenth named storm to hit the continental United States this year, breaking a century-old record. LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Hurricane Delta made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a Category 2 storm Friday, compounding misery along a path of destruction left by Hurricane Laura only six weeks earlier. The center of the hurricane blew ashore about 6 p.m. near the town of Creole with top winds of 100 mph (155 kph), pushing a…

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Still devastated from Hurricane Laura, coastal Louisiana hit again by Delta

Still devastated from Hurricane Laura, coastal Louisiana hit again by Delta

By Lena Tillett, WRAL anchor/reporter Lake Charles, La. — Coastal Louisiana braced for its second major hurricane in less than two months on Friday. Recently, Hurricane Laura devastated Lake Charles, bringing wind gusts up to 140 mph and deadly flooding. Now, Hurricane Delta has hit the same area, making landfall around 7 p.m. Friday with maximum sustained winds at 105 mph. One Lake Charles resident remembers the impact of Laura all too well. He rode…

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Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Creole, Louisiana

Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Creole, Louisiana

Eyewall of Hurricane Delta is moving onshore of the southwestern coast of Louisiana. BEAUMONT, Texas — The 12News StormTrackers are closely watching the progress of Hurricane Delta as it moves ashore Friday evening. The National Hurricane Center said in a tweet the storm is moving ashore on the southwestern coast of Louisiana.  Delta officially made landfall around 6 p.m. in Creole, Louisiana according to the NHC.  Delta’s max sustained winds are currently at 105 mph as…

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Red Cross preparing for Hurricane Delta during the pandemic

Red Cross preparing for Hurricane Delta during the pandemic

The American Red Cross is actively preparing for the landfall of Hurricane Delta while upping efforts to social distance CHARLOTTE, N.C. — So far this year the US has had 9 named storms make landfall and Hurricane Delta is set to be a record breaking 10th landfall to impact us this year. Delta is the 25th named storm so that would mean 40% of all storms have made landfall in U.S. The American Red Cross…

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Still devastated from Hurricane Laura, coastal Louisiana braces for Delta

Still devastated from Hurricane Laura, coastal Louisiana braces for Delta

By Lena Tillett, WRAL anchor/reporter Lake Charles, La. — Coastal Louisiana is bracing for its second major hurricane in less than two months. Recently, Hurricane Laura devastated Lake Charles, La., bringing wind gusts up to 140 mph and deadly flooding. Now, Hurricane Delta will hit the same area – with landfall only a few hours away. One Lake Charles resident remembers the impact of Laura all too well. He rode the storm out on the floor…

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Louisiana braces again to relive a nightmare with Hurricane Delta

Louisiana braces again to relive a nightmare with Hurricane Delta

The storm is approaching the part of Louisiana where Hurricane Laura caused more than 30 deaths in late August. ABBEVILLE, Ala — Residents in south Louisiana braced to relive a nightmare Friday as bands of rain from approaching Hurricane Delta began soaking the same area of the state that was badly battered by a deadly hurricane six weeks ago. The streets were largely vacant in the city of Lake Charles, where Hurricane Laura destroyed buildings…

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Red Cross desperate for volunteers to respond to Hurricane Delta

Red Cross desperate for volunteers to respond to Hurricane Delta

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina has a lot of experience with hurricanes, so the Red Cross is sending local volunteers to help Gulf Coast states hit by Hurricane Delta. Volunteers have already been on the ground for weeks due to the prior storms this season. Right now, volunteer relief efforts are focused on life-saving shelter, food and resources for people who are impacted by Hurricane Delta. “Many of the residents…

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Bridge will be built to replace Johnston County road where 2 children were swept away in flash flood

Bridge will be built to replace Johnston County road where 2 children were swept away in flash flood

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WTVD) — A new bridge will be installed to replace a stretch of road where two children died in a flash flood this August. Alexa Castro, 5, and Abraham Martinez Jr., 4, were inside the car with their mother when heavy rain swept away part of the road and their car. Rescue crews were able to save the mother, but the children were not found until days later. Their bodies had been swept…

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Newlyweds beat Delta to the altar in hurricane-rushed wedding

Newlyweds beat Delta to the altar in hurricane-rushed wedding

ABBEVILLE, Louisiana — Twenty-four hours ahead of Hurricane Delta’s arrival, church bells rang out at 6 p.m. and a bride’s high heels clicked on the church’s front walk as she raced to get to her wedding. Taylor Choate and Ian Gaspard picked Oct. 10 as their wedding day months ago. In a year when COVID-19 had re-scheduled so many events, they thought they would luck out. Then Hurricane Delta zeroed in on the small town…

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Ahead of Hurricane Delta, 92% of Gulf of Mexico oil production paused

Ahead of Hurricane Delta, 92% of Gulf of Mexico oil production paused

Personnel from 272 of 643 manned production platforms and 70% of rigs have been evacuated ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is expected to make landfall Friday. WASHINGTON — As the southwest Louisiana coast prepares for Hurricane Delta to make landfall — the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season — about 92% of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been paused.  As of Thursday, personnel from 272 of the…

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Hurricane Delta hours out from record breaking landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Delta hours out from record breaking landfall in Louisiana

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Louisiana coast is bracing for Hurricane Delta, which strengthened into a Category 3 storm Thursday night and bears a similar track to Hurricane Laura, which battered the southwestern part of the state in August. The wind from Delta will be accompanied by heavy rain and a life-threatening storm surge. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Delta is located about 200 miles south…

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Houston Forecast: Gusty winds, light showers as Hurricane Delta makes landfall well to our east

Houston Forecast: Gusty winds, light showers as Hurricane Delta makes landfall well to our east

HOUSTON — We can expect gusty, strong winds with light scattered rainfall throughout the day Friday. High temps will be near 90 degrees through the weekend with overnight lows in the 60s. The only complaint will continue to be allergies. The north breeze that’s brought in the cooler air and lower humidity is also bringing in high amounts of Ragweed pollen.

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Hurricane Delta regains Cat. 3 strength, landfall expected in Louisiana

Hurricane Delta regains Cat. 3 strength, landfall expected in Louisiana

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — While the Gulf Coast braces for another potentially damaging hurricane, North Carolina will see mainly rain from the storm. On Thursday, Hurricane Delta strengthened into a major Category 3 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm was expected to make landfall in Louisiana by Friday night as a Category 3 hurricane before weakening and bringing rain to North Carolina this weekend. The storm first made landfall…

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The Latest: Major Hurricane Delta to make landfall Friday

The Latest: Major Hurricane Delta to make landfall Friday

1 a.m. A hurricane warning, storm surge warning and tropical storm warnings are in effect for Hurricane Delta, a major hurricane spinning toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center says in a 1 a.m. advisory that Delta is centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Cameron, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds at 120 mph (195 kph). The hurricane warning stretches from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana. The Category 3 system could…

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Battered Louisiana coast braces for 1 more: Hurricane Delta

Battered Louisiana coast braces for 1 more: Hurricane Delta

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Boarded windows and empty sidewalks made parts of Louisiana’s Acadiana region look like empty movie sets as major Hurricane Delta roared ever closer to the U.S. Gulf coast, apparently on track to smash into the same southwestern part of the state where Hurricane Laura blasted ashore six weeks ago. Forecasters said Delta — the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season — would likely crash ashore late Friday somewhere…

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'Don't let your guard down now' | Galveston County officials warn residents ahead of Hurricane Delta

'Don't let your guard down now' | Galveston County officials warn residents ahead of Hurricane Delta

While Texas is not expected to take a direct hit, the Gulf Coast could see tropical storm force winds. GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — Galveston County Emergency Management officials urge people to prepare for tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Delta as the system heads for landfall around Friday morning. Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Tafuri said people should bring in any patio furniture or garden items that are loose because of the expected winds, which could gust…

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Fair Bluff slowly rebuilding four years after Hurricane Matthew

Fair Bluff slowly rebuilding four years after Hurricane Matthew

FAIR BLUFF, NC (WWAY) — Thursday marks the four year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew, the storm that turned one southeastern North Carolina town into a ghost town. Fair Bluff, once a picturesque town featured in movies and on postcards, has fallen on hard times. – Advertisement – “Just looking at everything now, it’s hurtful. It’s hurtful,” Kim Bennett, a Fair Bluff native, said. “It looks like a movie set. It looks like a ghost town…

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Bolivar Peninsula, High Island residents keeping a close eye on Hurricane Delta

Bolivar Peninsula, High Island residents keeping a close eye on Hurricane Delta

The Galveston County Judge is optimistic that Hurricane Delta won’t cause serious damage to the area, but he’s warning residents to be prepared. BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas — Residents to the east of Galveston might see more of an impact from Hurricane Delta than others. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said they’re preparing for some issues on Bolivar Peninsula. “I mean, yeah, you are nervous watching the path of the storm of course anything can change…

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VERIFY: We don't if there are more or less hurricanes now than 100 years ago

VERIFY: We don't if there are more or less hurricanes now than 100 years ago

During the debate, Vice President Mike Pence said there are no more hurricanes now than a century ago, but reliable data wasn’t available back then. HOUSTON — The 2020 hurricane season has been one of the most active on record, but are there more storms now than in the past? That was one of the topics during Wednesday’s debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Moderator Susan Page commented, “We’ve seen record-setting…

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Port Aransas closes to vehicular traffic from Thursday to Saturday due to Hurricane Delta

Port Aransas closes to vehicular traffic from Thursday to Saturday due to Hurricane Delta

click image With Hurricane Delta closing in, Port Aransas will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 p.m. on Thursday to 9 a.m. on Saturday, MySA reports. The National Hurricane Center has classified Delta as a category 2 storm with 100 mph winds, and it’s expected to strengthen as it moves up the Gulf Coast. According to the Weather Channel, the NHC has issued a hurricane warning for High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana, which includes…

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Remnants of Hurricane Delta will bring rain to NC this weekend

Remnants of Hurricane Delta will bring rain to NC this weekend

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — While the Gulf Coast braces for another potentially damaging hurricane, North Carolina will see mainly rain from the storm. On Thursday, Hurricane Delta was in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm was expected to made landfall in Louisiana by Friday night as a Category 3 hurricane before weakening and bringing rain to North Carolina this weekend. The storm first made landfall around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday south of…

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The Latest: Hurricane Delta might slam same region Laura did

The Latest: Hurricane Delta might slam same region Laura did

1 p.m. BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the most recent forecast for Hurricane Delta has the storm making landfall “almost precisely” where Hurricane Laura struck in August. The governor said in a radio interview Thursday that southwestern Louisiana could be helped by the fast pace of Delta, which is expected to move in and out of the area more quickly than Laura. But he also acknowledged the fragility of the…

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North Carolina Red Cross volunteers heading to Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Delta

North Carolina Red Cross volunteers heading to Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Delta

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Local American Red Cross teams are preparing to go to the Gulf Coast as Louisiana braces for yet another hurricane. Hurricane Delta is expected to become the fourth named storm–a record–to make landfall in Louisiana this year. Much of the state is still in recovery mode as Delta looks to track a similar path as Category 4 Hurricane Laura, which hit August 27. Our hearts go out to them because it’s a…

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Hurricane Delta to bring heavy rain, intense wind, 'life-threatening' storm surge to Louisiana on Friday

Hurricane Delta to bring heavy rain, intense wind, 'life-threatening' storm surge to Louisiana on Friday

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane-force wind from Delta will reach Louisiana by Friday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. That wind will be accompanied by heavy rain and life-threatening storm surge. Delta is located about 400 miles south of the Louisiana coast. It is currently a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. Thankfully, the storm is expected to keep moving…

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