Residents walk through flooded streets in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 10.
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In pictures: Hurricane Delta makes landfall

Updated 3:25 AM ET, Sun October 11, 2020

Residents walk through flooded streets in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 10.
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Hurricane Delta made landfall along the US Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm on Friday, October 9, with winds approaching 100 mph.

Now a tropical depression, Delta dropped more than 1 foot of rain in Louisiana and its powerful winds pounded communities already ravaged by Hurricane Laura weeks ago.

The center of Delta made landfall a little more than 10 miles from where Laura slammed into the coast in August. Delta is the 10th named storm to make landfall in the US this season, setting the record for the most in one year. The storm struck the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico before hitting the US.