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Hurricane Delta leaves two dead in Louisiana and knocks out power for hundreds of thousands

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Two people are reported to have died in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta as remnants of the storm brought widespread rain to the US mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday.

(CNN)Two people are reported to have died in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta as remnants of the storm brought widespread rain to the US mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday.

Lake Charles, which faced the brunt of Hurricane Laura's destruction, saw significant flooding after Delta passed through, and Delta's flooding surpassed Laura's, Mayor Nic Hunter said.

The city of 78,000 is still recovering from Laura's 150-mph winds in August and now must deal with the double whammy of wind and flood damage, the mayor said, adding that Delta forced more residents to evacuate than did Laura.

Highways out of Lake Charles were packed as people fled Delta, and about 7,000 residents were still displaced from Laura when Delta hit, he said.

More than 9,000 people are still in shelters in the state, Edwards said, but the vast majority -- 8,230 -- are evacuees from Hurricane Laura.

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