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U.S. NHC: Hurricane Delta to make landfall along Louisiana coast

FILE PHOTO: eremy Wood climbs a ladder in order to make repairs to his roof as Hurricane Delta approaches in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

(Reuters) - The center of Hurricane Delta is moving northward towards the southwest Louisiana coast and should make landfall along the coast later on Friday afternoon or evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The Category 3 hurricane was located about 130 miles (205 km) south-southwest of Cameron, Louisiana, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 km per hour), the NHC said.

Reporting by Sumita Layek in Bengaluru

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