Hurricane Delta Update: 10/07/20
Hurricane Delta made landfall in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a category 2 cyclone on Wednesday morning. It’s heading for a second landfall along the U.S. central Gulf Coast on Friday, possibly as a major hurricane. Delta is expected to strike Louisiana but residents from the upper Texas coast to the Florida Panhandle should prepare for hurricane conditions. Triple-I’s Mark Friedlander provides the latest update in the video above.
Triple-I Non-Resident Scholar Dr. Phil Klotzbach’s Update.
Preparedness tips for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas residents who may be impacted by Delta:
- Review your evacuation plan and, if you have a pet, your pet’s evacuation plan
- Make sure your hurricane kit includes a minimum seven-day supply of non-perishable food and drinking water (one gallon per person, per day) for all family members and pets, as well as a one-week supply of medications for everyone in your household. Also include COVID-19 safety supplies such as two face coverings per person and hand sanitizer
- Write down the name and phone number of your insurer and insurance professional and keep this information either in your wallet or purse
- Purchase emergency supplies, such as batteries and flashlights
- Prepare your yard by removing all outdoor furniture, lawn items, planters and other materials that could become airborne in high winds
- Fill your car’s gasoline tank because long gas lines and fuel shortages often follow in areas impacted by a storm