Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

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This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 satellite image made available by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 10:41 a.m. EDT. Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm. (NOAA via AP)

By REBECCA SANTANA, STACEY PLAISANCE and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The morning after Hurricane Delta blew through the besieged Louisiana bayou, residents are checking to see if the Category 2 storm had brought more deaths and destruction to communities with mountains of debris and displaced residents from another hurricane six weeks earlier. Delta made landfall Friday evening near the coastal Louisiana town of Creole with top winds of 100 mph. It then moved over Lake Charles, a city where Hurricane Laura damaged nearly every home and building in late August. No deaths from Delta had been reported as of Saturday morning, when the storm weakened to a tropical depression. Forecasters warned of continued flash flood and storm surge danger from parts of Texas to Mississippi.