Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

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Satellite image of Hurricane Delta on Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo: WWAY)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Delta is getting bigger fast and speeding up as it takes aim at Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

It’s now a Category 4 hurricane with top winds of 130 mph. Forecasters now expect Delta to slam into beach resorts from Tulum to Cozumel with an extremely dangerous storm surge of up to 9 feet and even higher waves.

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Once it leaves Mexico, Delta is expected to stay a strong hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico as it approaches the U.S. coast, where landfall could happen Friday.

It should make for a very wet weekend across much of the southeastern United States.