Photos: Hurricane Delta batters an already reeling Louisiana

Louisiana received a second hurricane blow on October 9 as Hurricane Delta made landfall within a six weeks time since the area was hit by Hurricane Laura in late August. Much to residents’ relief however, Hurricane Delta was a weaker storm than the Category 4 Laura and inflicted most of its damage with rain instead of wind. Its weakening over the weekend allowed residents to return to flooded homes in a bid to rebuild, dodging overturned cars on the roads, chain-sawed fallen trees and knee-deep waters.

Updated On Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Flood waters from Hurricane Delta surrounds structures destroyed by Hurricane Laura on October 10 in Creole. Hurricane Delta slammed into the US Gulf Coast with a deadly storm surge and violent winds over the weekend, threatening to batter an area of Louisiana still recovering from Hurricane Laura. (Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

Flood waters from Hurricane Delta surrounds structures destroyed by Hurricane Laura on October 10 in Creole. Hurricane Delta slammed into the US Gulf Coast with a deadly storm surge and violent winds over the weekend, threatening to batter an area of Louisiana still recovering from Hurricane Laura. (Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP)

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An aerial view of flood waters and destruction caused by Hurricane Delta in Creole, Louisiana on October 10. Delta, the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season, churned ashore on October 9 near the coastal town of Creole with winds topping 155 kph. (Mario Tama / AFP)
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An aerial view of flood waters and destruction caused by Hurricane Delta in Creole, Louisiana on October 10. Delta, the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season, churned ashore on October 9 near the coastal town of Creole with winds topping 155 kph. (Mario Tama / AFP)

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Storm surge moves past a boathouse as Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 9. Two days later, the storm had been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone over the southern Appalachians, but still posed a heavy rainfall threat, the US National Hurricane Center said. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

Storm surge moves past a boathouse as Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 9. Two days later, the storm had been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone over the southern Appalachians, but still posed a heavy rainfall threat, the US National Hurricane Center said. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)

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An alligator crosses a flooded road after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Creole, Louisiana on October 10. Floodwaters surged up houses and carried bags of trash and muck inshore, sweeping up piles of debris from the prior storm, AP reported. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)
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An alligator crosses a flooded road after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Creole, Louisiana on October 10. Floodwaters surged up houses and carried bags of trash and muck inshore, sweeping up piles of debris from the prior storm, AP reported. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)

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A man tries to clear a tree that was felled after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Jennings, Louisiana on October 10. About 600,000 of the state’s electric customers, 25% of the total, were without power on October 10. However, restoration was progressing faster than it did after Laura because Delta’s winds were less damaging to the infrastructure, Governor John Bel Edwards told Reuters. (Marco Bello / Reuters)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

A man tries to clear a tree that was felled after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Jennings, Louisiana on October 10. About 600,000 of the state’s electric customers, 25% of the total, were without power on October 10. However, restoration was progressing faster than it did after Laura because Delta’s winds were less damaging to the infrastructure, Governor John Bel Edwards told Reuters. (Marco Bello / Reuters)

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Utility poles are felled after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Creole, Louisiana on October 10. Many people who had started repairing their homes after Hurricane Laura saw efforts scattered by the wind brought in by Delhi. “Again, it’s going to set us back, but it’s not going to dictate our future,” Lake Charles resident Katie Prejean McGrady told AP. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

Utility poles are felled after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Creole, Louisiana on October 10. Many people who had started repairing their homes after Hurricane Laura saw efforts scattered by the wind brought in by Delhi. “Again, it’s going to set us back, but it’s not going to dictate our future,” Lake Charles resident Katie Prejean McGrady told AP. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)

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A mannequin is seen inside a building damaged by Hurricane Laura the day after Hurricane Delta swept through Lake Charles in Louisiana on October 10. Hurricane Delta was the 10th Atlantic hurricane to hit mainland US this year, breaking a record set in 1916, Colorado State University researcher Phil Klotzbach told AP. (Kathleen Flynn / Reuters)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

A mannequin is seen inside a building damaged by Hurricane Laura the day after Hurricane Delta swept through Lake Charles in Louisiana on October 10. Hurricane Delta was the 10th Atlantic hurricane to hit mainland US this year, breaking a record set in 1916, Colorado State University researcher Phil Klotzbach told AP. (Kathleen Flynn / Reuters)

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Steve Hebert replaces a tarp on the roof of his townhouse after Hurricane Delta swept through Lake Charles in Louisiana on October 10. As rains receded, residents dodged overturned cars on the roads, fallen trees, trudged through knee-deep waters to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, in a bid to rebuild. (Kathleen Flynn / Reuters)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

Steve Hebert replaces a tarp on the roof of his townhouse after Hurricane Delta swept through Lake Charles in Louisiana on October 10. As rains receded, residents dodged overturned cars on the roads, fallen trees, trudged through knee-deep waters to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, in a bid to rebuild. (Kathleen Flynn / Reuters)

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Iyana Sells, 9, plays on her street which is still lined with debris from Hurricane Laura the day after Hurricane Delta swept through Lake Charles in Louisiana on October 10. (Kathleen Flynn / Reuters)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

Iyana Sells, 9, plays on her street which is still lined with debris from Hurricane Laura the day after Hurricane Delta swept through Lake Charles in Louisiana on October 10. (Kathleen Flynn / Reuters)

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