After Hurricane Delta, US assesses damage

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The shores of the state of Louisiana woke up to the sun on Saturday after the hurricane passed the night before Delta, quickly downgraded to a tropical storm after hitting the American coast in category 2, with winds of up to 155 km / h.

No casualties were yet to report.

In the early morning, it seemed that in Lake Charles, a town of 75,000 inhabitants located on the path of Delta after being ravaged by the hurricane Laura at the end of August, the damage was moderate.

As expected, some streets, where the pipes were clogged with debris left by Laura, were inundated after 40 cm of rain fell in the area.

The protective blue tarpaulins affixed to the roofs of houses, which have practically all been affected by Laura, flew and Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter announced several homes were flooded.

“We’re all tired,” he told CNN, regretting the feeling of “déjà vu.”

Delta became the 10e storm with a name to hit the United States this year, a record. Six of them hit, to varying degrees, Louisiana.

According to the specialized site PowerOutage, nearly 600,000 people were without electricity in Louisiana, and 100,000 in the neighboring state of Texas, whose east coast was also affected by the weather.

Many electricians who came from neighboring states after the passage of Laura were still working on site and were mobilized to Delta.

Saturday morning, the storm Delta ascended to the northeast and the state of Mississippi.

The hurricane swept across southeastern Mexico earlier in the week, uprooting trees and downing power lines on the Yucatan Peninsula, but apparently without causing death.

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