Hurricane Delta rapidly lost strength before landfall near top Caribbean getaway Cancun on Wednesday, potentially saving the area's hotels, condos and Mayan indigenous villages from an onslaught threatened when it was a menacing Category 4 storm.
Packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles-per-hour, Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday near the Mexican resort town of Cancun as a Category 2 storm.
The hurricane had rapidly lost strength before making landfall from category 4 strength but residents still woke up to destruction: palm trees were uprooted and businesses in the tourist hotspot were damaged.
Since Monday, locals have formed long lines at supermarkets to load up on food and shop workers boarded up windows.
While tourists -- like Blake Greer from Texas -- scrambled to leave the area.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST FROM TEXAS, BLAKE GREER, SAYING:''We're trying to leave because of the hurricane.
We're just trying to get out of here." Delta is expected to bring dangerous storm surge of up to 9 feet to the Yucatan Peninsula before re-emerging in the Gulf of Mexico.
Once over open water, Delta is expected to gather strength again before heading toward the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi later this week.
Rome's Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the service on transatlantic flights. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Hundreds of thousands of residents in Louisiana were left without power while homes that took a beating just weeks ago from Hurricane Laura were now damaged further on Friday from Hurricane Delta. Conway G.Gittens reports.
Hurricane Delta made landfall in the southwestern region of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm Friday. The center of the hurricane reached land about 6 p.m. near the town of Creole with top winds of 100 mph. The National Hurricane Center predicted the storm surge could reach up to 11 feet. Residents in the area steeled themselves as Delta delivered bands of rain, strong winds, and rising waters. Hurricane Laura barreled through the area in late August and killed at least 27 people in the state.
The streets of southwest Louisiana were deserted as a powerful Hurricane Delta approached, threatening to add misery to people struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by a hurricane less than two months ago. Freddie Joyner has more.
Shocking footage shows the moment a police officer was nearly washed away as Hurricane Iota hit the Caribbean island of San Andrés, Colombia.
The extreme weather caused severe damage along the coastline, with roads completely destroyed by the brute force of giant waves that smashed into the shore.
At least two people have been killed and six injured, while another is still missing, in Colombia's Caribbean archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead, and recover bodies from landslides and flooding that claimed dozens of lives from Guatemala to Panama.
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The pair grew plants in pots and flowerbeds in their homes to use in their cocktails, because of a lack of syrups and liquor in the Caribbean island. Now they cultivated the species they need on a farm outside of Havana.View on euronews
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Ben Affleck has mixed emotions about the fun he had with guns on the Texas set of the cult 1993 movie Dazed and Confused, because he now realizes he and his castmates were lucky to come out of the experience alive.
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When an artist found herself isolated at home during the pandemic, she spentthe time dressing up her dog to recreate famous pieces, gaining thousands offans in the process. Eliza Reinhardt, 25 from Texas, and three-year-old Finntook part in the Getty Museum Challenge in May, which invited art lovers torecreate a piece using objects they found at home. However, the pair foundthey enjoyed it so much, they have done it every weekday since – recreatingmany famous pieces and gaining legions of fans for their work. The duo nowalso sell postcards and calendars of their work. Ms Reinhardt became a “full-time dog mother” to three-year-old Finn after she lost her job in March. Shehad been working at a museum and interning at a gallery but with both forcedto close she wanted to find a way to channel her creativity.
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The Great State of Texas is staggering under the weight of surging coronavirus cases and deaths. Morgues in Texas are overflowing, and the National Guard has been sent to El Paso to process bodies. Across the state, thousands are lining up for food rations. But the nightmarish conditions haven't stopped the state's Republican senator from keeping his Thanksgiving holiday plans on track. Business Insider reports Sen.