The Gulf Coast states were damaged by a hurricane which was a category 2 upon hitting land. There were about 11 million people that were in the storms predicted path. Many people lost power in Texas and Louisiana and as the storm moved inland, many other states were effected.
In order to prepare for a storm of this size, cities tend to evacuate the citizens to ensure their safety because of the high winds and flash floods that occur. Many residents did evacuate their homes from hurricane Delta and they stayed in hotels further inland. States also prepare for these storms by encouraging individuals to put sand bags down in front of their homes or businesses. This creates a barrier for the water to either stay behind or slows down the water that gets through.
Landfall and Damages
The Category 2 storm hit land on Friday October 9, 2020 around the same location that Category 4 Hurricane Laura hit about 6 weeks ago. There were 45 mph wind gusts and flash floods in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.
More than 500,000 people were without power among those states. Delta also brought in high flood waters to peoples homes, some as high as 2-3 feet of standing water.
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