HURRICANE SALLY & DELTA
More than 400,000 households and businesses were in the dark after Hurricane Sally & Delta, which hammered Louisiana, weakened to a post-tropical cyclone and headed across the Southeast.
Most of the customers without electricity were in Louisiana, where the hurricane made landfall. The state had about 250,000 outages, according estimates from poweroutage.us.
As Delta moved away from Louisiana, it left parts of the southwestern corner of the state with 17 inches of rain.
"Even if it wasn't quite as powerful as Hurricane Laura, it was much bigger," Edwards said. "Obviously, this was a very serious, very large and powerful storm that produced significant amounts of damage." Delta left a trail of "hazards like flooded roads, downed power lines and displaced wildlife" across the state, Edwards tweeted. He urged residents to remain vigilant.
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. 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.
Team 180 deployed with volunteers, work crews, semi-loads of equipment, product, food, cleaning supplies, and building materials to help families who were devastated by the storms.