News item on Hurricane Delta

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Extremely dangerous category four Hurricane Delta heading towards the Northeastern Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge and extreme winds.

At 5:00 p.m edt, the center of Hurricane Delta was located near latitude 18.9° North and longitude 84.1°West or about 215 miles East-Southeast of Cozumel Mexico.

Delta is moving towards the West-Northwest at 17 miles per hour. Delta is a category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale. On the forecast track, the center of Delta will move over the Northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula late tonight or early Wednesday. Delta is forecast to move over the Southern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, and be over the Southern or Central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and approach the Northern Gulf Coast on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 145 miles per hour with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.

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