FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Creole, Louisiana Friday evening.
It has caused significant flooding along the Gulf Coast and the remnants of the storm also brought widespread flooding rain to the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.
Parts of central Louisiana have estimated rainfall totals of over a foot.
Drone footage of terrible devastation east of Creole, Louisiana the morning after Hurricane #Delta. Much of this total destruction is from Hurricane Laura in August, with the flood waters from Delta surge and rainfall runoff. @RadarOmega_WX pic.twitter.com/hvbDrGjGsq
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) October 12, 2020
Heavy rainfall in Lilburn, Georgia caused 38 train cars to derail and some of them were on fire according to local firefighters.
Final Update: Firefighters continue to assist CSX as needed following a train derailment in Lilburn. The train derailed following heavy rains from Hurricane Delta. Two CSX employees transported with minor injuries. Click here for more: https://t.co/6g1RXW3ma1
— Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services (@GwinnettFire) October 11, 2020
Over 180,000 residents in Louisiana were without power Monday afternoon while 31,000 were without power in Texas. Mississippi had a little over 16,000 according to poweroutage.us.
Delta spawned numerous tornadoes from the Gulf coast to the Carolinas over the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, at least two tornadoes in Georgia are responsible for injuring two people.
I’m gathering details from the @NWS about the tornados and storms that ripped through several areas in Georgia over the weekend. I’m talking to homeowners in this Decatur, Dekalb County neighborhood. They were hit HARD. Full story tonight on @cbs46 #gawx pic.twitter.com/q9TCoIMgaL
— Melissa Stern (@MelissaStern) October 12, 2020
Delta made landfall just 12 miles from where Hurricane Laura made landfall nearly 6 weeks ago.
The area is still cleaning up and recovering from Laura which brought 150 mph winds.
Thousands of homes were damaged from Laura and Delta added insult to injury.
We flew over communities affected by Hurricane Delta to assess the damage. Find a list of all the aerial damage assessment flights, additional before and after views, and detailed imagery here: https://t.co/sVsqMNtXQP pic.twitter.com/tv7UVWggOW
— NOAA's Ocean Service (@noaaocean) October 12, 2020
Delta is the 25th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and it is the earliest 25th named storm on record.
The previous record was November 15, 2005.
Delta is the 10th named storm to hit the continental U.S. which is the most since 1916 when nine landfalls occurred.
Delta is the ninth hurricane of 2020 and it will be the fifth hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. this year.
#Delta has made landfall in Louisiana. This marks a record 10th named storm landfall on the U.S. mainland, and the fifth hurricane (second-most). Prior to Delta's landfall, 2020 U.S. tropical cyclones had caused at least $26B in direct economic loss or damage (subject to change). pic.twitter.com/cQGTRfCaTg
— Steve Bowen (@SteveBowenWx) October 9, 2020
It is the fourth named storm to make landfall in the Pelican State this year which is a record.
Delta also goes down as the strongest Greek Named hurricane since Beta of 2005.