Hurricane Delta strengthens to Category 3 on US approach

Lake Charles (United States) (AFP) – Hurricane Delta gained strength Thursday as it churned across the western Gulf of Mexico towards the United States, threatening to batter part of the Louisiana coast still recovering from a separate storm just weeks ago.After lashing Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, Delta, now a Category 3 storm, is located 345 miles (555 kilometers) south of Louisiana and packing winds of 115 miles an hour, the US National Hurricane Center said in its 2100 GMT bulletin.The NHC warned that “life-threatening storm surge” was expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on…

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