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Power poles lean or are broken due to Hurricane Zeta damage Thursday Oct. 29, 2020,, in Grand Isle, La., as part of Gov. John Bel Edwards flyover of stricken areas in the southeastern part of the state. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Gulf storm damage causes polling place moves, power outages

Nov. 2, 2020 6:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elections officials in the Deep South spent election eve tending to lingering problems from Hurricane Zeta and other storms that damaged buildings or left polling places without power ahead of Tuesday's election. Storm destruction caused polling places to be moved in Louisiana, and...

A flooded recreational area is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta Saturday Oct. 10, 2020, in Iowa, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Louisiana officials announce 2nd death in storm

Oct. 11, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Delta (all times CDT): 5:50 p.m. Louisiana officials have announced a second death from Hurricane Delta. A 70-year-old woman in Iberia Parish died in a fire likely caused by a natural gas leak following damage from the storm, the state Department of Health said Sunday. Gov....

Soncia King holds onto her husband Patrick King in Lake Charles, La., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, as they walk through the flooded street to their home, after Hurricane Delta moved through on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'We can’t lose our momentum:' Louisiana vows to rebuild

Oct. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal and downed power lines — but not necessarily despair. Utility crews fanned out across the battered southwestern part of the state to restore electricity...

Grace Belaire, 7, and her brother, Mason, 5, look for worms and tadpoles in their driveway after Hurricane Delta pushed water around their home in southwest Louisiana on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

The Latest: Delta's remnants raise inland flood, storm risks

Oct. 10, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Delta (all times CDT): ATLANTA — Remnants of Delta have triggered heavy rainstorms in parts of the Southeast, prompting flash flood and tornado warnings in the Atlanta area and other parts of Georgia. There were no immediate sightings of any confirmed tornadoes but...

Floodwater covers a road just southeast of Lake Charles, La., following Hurricane Delta on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

Oct. 10, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars, trudging through knee-deep water to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, and pledging to rebuild after the storm. Delta made landfall...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. Landfall is expected Friday evening. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

Oct. 9, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier. When Delta came ashore...

ADDS CITY - Danielle Fontenot runs to a relative's home in the rain with her son Hunter ahead of Hurricane Delta, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Charles, La. Forecasters said Delta — the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season — would likely crash ashore Friday evening somewhere on southwest Louisiana's coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Delta barely a hurricane, weakens moving inland

Oct. 9, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 9:45 p.m. Forecasters say Delta remains barely a hurricane with top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta is moving further inland over southwestern Louisiana as a weak Category 1 hurricane....

Bernie Arnould, center, gets help from Kaden Ashley and D.J. Hebert, left, all with Pelican Companies, as they board up the windows to the front of MC Bank in Amelia, La., Wednesday, Oct., 7, 2020, in In preparation for Hurricane Delta.  (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

The Latest: Major Hurricane Delta intensifies over the Gulf

Oct. 8, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 10 p.m. MIAMI — Hurricane Delta has gotten stronger as it marches toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, now packing top sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The devastating Category 3 storm is expected to make a likely landfall late Friday...

The Rev. Ivory Williams, Sr. and Chris Welch board up the windows of St. John Baptist Church while prepping for Hurricane Delta on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Charenton, La. (Brad Kemp/The Advocate via AP)

'This is not a bad dream': New hurricane menaces Louisiana

Oct. 8, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents confronting the menace of a new hurricane weeks after one battered parts of the state got stark warnings Thursday to brace for winds that could turn still-uncollected debris into dangerous missiles and again knock out power to thousands. Forecasts showed Delta had...

Bernie Arnould, center, gets help from Kaden Ashley and D.J. Hebert, left, all with Pelican Companies, as they board up the windows to the front of MC Bank in Amelia, La., Wednesday, Oct., 7, 2020, in In preparation for Hurricane Delta.  (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time

Oct. 8, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — For the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, people in Louisiana are once more fleeing the state's barrier islands and sailing boats to safe harbor while emergency officials ramp up command centers and consider ordering evacuations. The storm being watched Wednesday was...