The delta will be the tenth hurricane this season in the continental United States. This is the record number.
About 266 thousand people in Mexico were left without electricity because of Hurricane Delta, which hit the Yucatan Peninsula. This was reported to Associated Press on Wednesday, October 7.
According to official data, nearly 40 thousand people were evacuated from the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan, about 2.7 thousand residents of the region are waiting for bad weather in shelters. There are also some tourists in special shelters who can’t return to their hotels yet. Trees have been damaged in the state and roads are blocked.
Wind gusts reach 230 km/h. At the moment, there is no information about the victims.
The governor of the American state of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, said that preparations have already begun for the hurricane, which by the end of the week will begin moving north — towards the U.S. coast. According to the governor, dams are being strengthened in coastal areas, sandbags are being placed and other measures are being taken.
The delta will be the tenth hurricane this season in the continental United States, a record number. The previous record — nine hurricanes for the season — was set in 1916.