After entering Texas by land, he was reduced to Category 1, but meteorologists still consider it a dangerous storm.
Delta is the tenth storm of the season to hit the continental US, a record figure that some researchers attribute to climate change.
Phil Klotzbach, a researcher at Colorado State University, said Friday that Delta is the fourth storm to receive a Louisiana name this season, breaking the 2002 record.
According to the National Hurricane Center, wind gusts reach 75 miles / hour (120 km / h) and flood alerts have been issued.
Delta is expected to move to the northeast of the state by Saturday morning, then reach northern Mississippi and the Tennessee Valley.
Strong waves caused by the storm hit the southwest coast on Friday.
Six million people from Louisiana to Mississippi and western Tennessee have been warned of flooding.
This is the sixth time this year that Louisiana residents have prepared for a hurricane. About 440,000 households were left without electricity on Friday night.
— Dianne (@dynamogal) October 9, 2020