President Trump urged residents of the Gulf Coast region to prepare for Hurricane Delta’s impact on Wednesday as the storm barreled into Mexico on its way north to the US.
Trump tweeted that he’d spoken to local leaders in Texas and Louisiana and that the federal government was working with the states to prepare for the storm’s impact. “Was just briefed on Hurricane Delta, and spoke with @GovAbbott of Texas and @LouisianaGov John Bel Edwards,” Trump wrote in the tweet at about 3:45 p.m.
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“Please heed the directions of your State and Local Officials. We are working with them very closely — please be prepared, be careful, and be safe!” added Trump, who is back working in the Oval Office after his recent COVID-19 diagnosis.
With sustained winds of 110 mph, Delta slammed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a category 2 storm Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was expected to strengthen back into a category 4 as it spins north over open water toward Texas and Louisiana.
Gov. Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, part of which are still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which lashed the state in August.
Sources: NYpost, USnews; Image: KALB