Gulf Coast Braced for Another Devastating Storm, Fires Continue to Ravage California

Hurricane Delta

Areas ravaged by Hurricane Laura in late August are bracing for yet another dangerous storm, Hurricane Delta. Delta is expected to make landfall today on the Gulf Coast as a Category 3 hurricane, bringing with it the possibility of life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds, and flooding from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi.

Delta is a historic storm in a number of ways, including its rapid intensification from a tropical storm to (at one time) a Category 4 hurricane, as detailed in this article. It's the 10th hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. this season.

While storms threaten the Gulf Coast, wildfires continue to burn at historic levels in California. The August Complex fire, which has been burning for months now, has been classified as a "gigafire," the first of its kind in California's modern history. The classification of a gigafire is reserved for blazes that burn at least one million acres, and hasn't been used since the Taylor Complex fire whipped its way through Alaska in 2004. Read more about the recent fires here. Our prayers are with those in Delta's path and those fighting the deadly wildfires in California.
image via The Weather Channel

October 9, 2020 - 11:05am

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