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Mexico, USA - Tropical Cyclone DELTA update (GDACS, NOAA, Governments of Yucatan, Tabasco, Chiapas, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 8 October 2020)

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  • 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.