October 12, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.
Springfield, Mo.Although Hurricane Delta was not as strong as Hurricane Laura, the six weeks between the two storms wasn't enough time for Louisiana residents to make the necessary repairs. The 100 mph winds ripped away the tarps protecting many roofs across the state, leaving homes exposed to the 16 inches of rain Delta brought with it.
Convoy of Hope promptly responded by providing new tarps, food, water, and other emergency supplies to the Lake Charles area. As our response continues, you can find updates at convoy.org/news and on our social media accounts. Those who wish to assist our relief efforts may do so by clicking here. As always, we will continue to provide hope to those who need it most in the wake of this storm.
October 10, 2020 | 11:45 a.m.
Springfield, Mo.Hurricane Delta made landfall in the U.S. Friday evening as a Category 2 storm, hitting approximately 20 miles east of where Hurricane Laura made landfall just a few weeks ago. Delta was the 10th named 2020 storm to make landfall in the states, setting a record for the most in a single year.
Convoy of Hope's team is en route with tarps, which will be much-needed as residents of affected areas begin recovering from Delta's effects.
October 7, 2020 | 11:40 a.m.
Springfield, Mo. Hurricane Delta made landfall near Cancun, Mexico, early Wednesday morning. Delta intensified to a Category 4 hurricane but lost a bit of momentum as it made landfall. Its sustained wind speeds decreased from 145 mph to 110 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is expected to proceed across the Yucatan Peninsula, then out into the Gulf of Mexico. Forecast models are currently predicting Delta to make a second landfall in Louisiana on Friday afternoon.
Our Disaster Services team has been in contact with partners in Mexico, and we’re already on the ground in Louisiana. We will maintain communications with partners in the affected areas and continue preparing to respond to the storm, prioritizing safety all the while.