HURRICANE DELTA – October 2020
Hurricane Delta made landfall on October 9th, 2020, as a 100mph category 2 hurricane. Landfall occurred only 13 miles east of where Laura made landfall 43 days earlier. Delta’s wind-field greatly expanded at landfall with hurricane force winds being reported from SE Texas to Franklin, LA. Since Delta impacted the more populated Lafayette, LA areas, peak power outages exceeded those of hurricane Laura in Louisiana and Delta was the 4th largest power outage in Louisiana’s history.
Macro was still heavily involved with the ongoing restoration efforts from Laura, and unfortunately Delta only prolonged the massive recovery efforts for Southwest Louisiana. Nearly 200 trucks were actively working in the field after Delta struck with over 500 personnel deployed.