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Delta’s Tropical Storm-Force Winds Near Coast

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This Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) shows Hurricane Delta. Forecasts showed Delta had strengthened back into a Category 3 hurricane, expecting to arrive Louisiana on Friday evening. (NASA via AP)

(AP) – Forecasters say tropical storm force winds are now near the Louisiana coastline as Hurricane Delta bears down on the region.

The National Hurricane Center said early Friday the storm was about 160 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana – and its tropical storm force winds extend outwards up to 160 miles.

Delta is expected to bring fierce winds and life-threatening storm surge to large parts of the Louisiana Gulf Coast when it makes an expected landfall late Friday. In its 7 a.m. advisory, the Hurricane Center says Delta has maintained maximum sustained winds of around 120 mph. It’s a Category 3 hurricane.

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