The Latest: Major Hurricane Delta treks closer to US coast

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta should turn toward the north during the night and then more to the north-northeast on Friday. Forecasters say Delta will approach the coast Friday and howl ashore sometime in the afternoon or Friday night, most likely somewhere in southwest Louisiana.

Some weakening is expected as Delta nears the coast, forecasters added.

BELL CITY, La. — Huge piles of debris caused by Hurricane Laura in August stretched along roadways in Bell City, southeast of Lake Charles. Now the region is fearful of another hurricane strike, this time by Delta, in coming hours.

Some of the debris piles were more than 6 feet (2 meters) high and as long as 75 feet (22 meter) . Concerns mounted that Delta’s arrival would cause the uncollected debris to become airborne and turn into deadly projectiles.

Though homes and farmhouses in the area still stood as functioning

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Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane Maria find a home in Pennsylvania’s Amish country

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania — Evelyn Colón kisses the forehead of her mother, whom she cares for in her small apartment in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they arrived from Puerto Rico three years ago after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane María.

Like thousands of Puerto Ricans, Colón is grateful for the new beginning, but still misses her island.

“It made me very sad to have to leave Puerto Rico,” she explains, “I knew that I was coming to a place where one can do many things that perhaps could not be done in Puerto Rico, apart also for the health of my parents, plus, here I had my children and grandchildren.”

Colón, 69, was busy preparing a party for her mother’s 91st birthday with a cake full of candles.

Puerto Rican Evelyn Colón moved to Lancaster, Pa., to take care of her elderly parents, after being damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Her
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Preparing for Flooding During Hurricane Season | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


SUNDAY, Sept. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’re in an area of the United States at risk for flooding during one of the most active hurricane seasons ever, there are a number of precautions you should take, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says.

Make a plan for your household, including your pets, so that you and your family know what to do, where to go and what you will need to protect yourselves from flooding as well as COVID-19.

Gather supplies, including nonperishable foods, cleaning supplies and water for several days, in case you have leave your home immediately or if services are cut off in your area.

You should have at least three days’ worth of supplies on hand, including one gallon of water per day for each person and pet, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

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