Daylight exposes damage caused by Delta

Gov. Edwards to hold press conference Saturday
Various images of damage caused by Hurricane Delta sent by viewers.
Various images of damage caused by Hurricane Delta sent by viewers.(WAFB)
Updated: Oct. 10, 2020 at 8:58 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Daylight in the Baton Rouge Metro Area brings light to the damage Hurricane Delta caused as it pushed its way across Louisiana.

Delta made landfall Friday around 6 p.m. in southwestern Louisiana as a Category 2 storm. This is the second major storm for the area in less than six weeks.

The Baton Rouge Metro Area escaped major damage from Hurricane Laura, but pictures of crushed cars and damaged homes have been sent in from nearly every parish in the WAFB viewing area.

As of Saturday morning Entergy is reporting over 300,000 customers without power. The largest area of outages in the Baton Rouge area are in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes.

There have also been reports of injuries, but no fatalities at this time.

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Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to hold a press conference today to provide an update on the damage caused and the state’s plan moving forward. A time has not yet been announced but we will stream that live on all of our digital properties and on our over-the-air broadcast.

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