Hurricane Delta, which slammed ashore in Cameron Parish around 6 p.m. Friday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph, delivered almost a foot and a half of rainfall to much of southwestern Louisiana in less than 12 hours, triggering flash flooding that entered homes and stranded cars in Lake Charles, the towns of Iowa and Sulphur, and as far north of Alexandria.
Tens of thousands of power outages were reported across the state as Delta's strong winds knocked down trees and power lines.
Reporters and photographers from The Advocate are reporting from across southwest Louisiana, gathering information about the storm's aftermath. Follow their updates beolow.
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