Hurricane Delta strengthens into Category 2, ‘life-threatening’ storm surge expected

Delta strengthened back to a Category 2 storm early Thursday and will likely bring hurricane conditions and “life-threatening” storm surge along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.

As of 4 a.m. CDT, the storm was located about 450 miles south-southeast of Cameron, La., with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph — up from 90 mph on Wednesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Delta is expected to produce up to 15 inches of rain for southwest into south-central Louisiana. Residents in the state are fleeing for the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, as the storm is projected to make landfall in the U.S. on Friday.

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