Hurricane DELTA was approximately 190 km north of Progreso City (Yucatan, Mexico) on 8 October at 3.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h (Category 1), after passing over the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico.
According to national authorities and media, 9 people were killed in Yucatan, Tabasco, and Chiapas States after storm-induced floods and landslides. Over 35,000 people have been evacuated to temporary evacuation centres in Yucatan.
DELTA is forecast to continue north over the Gulf of Mexico, reaching eastern Texas and southern Louisiana late on 9-10 October, with maximum sustained winds between 160-180 km/h.
A hurricane warning is in effect for coastal areas between eastern Texas and west-central Lousiana. Storm surge warnings have been issued from eastern Texas to central Mississippi. A tropical storm warning is in effect for eastern Texas and eastern Lousiana, including New Orleans.