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Delta likely to make landfall in Louisiana as a major hurricane

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Hurricane Delta had re-gained major hurricane status. Sustained winds are 115 miles per hour with gusts to 140. More strengthening is expected between now and landfall on Friday. Delta continues to move northwest at 12 miles per hour. It will gradually shift to a north-northeast movement by Friday afternoon. 

Delta is forecast to make landfall late in the afternoon or early evening Friday near Cameron, Louisiana. That are was shaken by a direct hit from major Hurricane Laura just a few weeks ago and is still early in the recovery process.

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Corpus Christi and our region will feel limited effects from Delta as the storm passes just to the East. Forecasters say that large and dangerous swells are expected to impact the gulf waters and area beaches. Swells will continue to increase this evening, peaking Friday morning, then subsiding by Friday night. This will result in a high risk of rip currents.

Some roads near the coast may become flooded and closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. 

Below is a list of advisories, Watches and Warnings for our area: 

Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 7 PM this evening…  

Coastal Flood Warning is in effect this evening through 7 AM Friday…  

There is a HIGH risk of rip currents today and Friday…

Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 1 AM Saturday…

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