(AP) – The mayor of one of the largest cities in southwestern Louisiana is urging people to consider leaving the area ahead of Hurricane Delta.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter posted strong warnings in a Facebook video Thursday morning to his city, which was already ravaged by Hurricane Laura in August. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed by Laura in the region.
Many salvageable houses still are covered in blue tarps awaiting roof repairs or rebuilding. He told residents that even if their home survived Laura, they shouldn’t assume that home will make it through Delta.