LAKE CHARLES, LA (AP) — Rain bands from major Hurricane Delta are starting to hit south Louisiana as the dangerous storm spins across the Gulf of Mexico.
Landfall is expected Friday evening.
The storm is targeting the same stretch of southwest Louisiana battered by Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago.
Businesses have been boarded up and people rushed to prepare before hunkering down or leaving for safety elsewhere.
Devastation is still widely evident from Laura, a late August hurricane blamed for more than 30 deaths.
A hurricane warning is in place from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana.