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UPDATE: LU campus closed Oct. 9 due to Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta

October 8, 10:00 p.m.

Hurricane Delta continues to turn north and strengthen with peak winds of 120 mph according to the National Hurricane Center's 10 p.m. alert. 

October 8, 5:00 p.m.

As of 4 p.m. , Delta has strengthened to a category 3 storm with winds topping 115 mph, according to Channel 12 KBMT.

October 8, 3:50 p.m.

The University sent the following statement via campus alerts,"Lamar University Officials are continuing to monitor the track of Hurricane Delta. Due to the projected path and potential impact in the area, LU will be closed tomorrow, October 9. All on-campus courses and activities will be cancelled. Online courses will continue as previously scheduled. Online students should notify your professor if your circumstances prevent you from continuing online coursework. 

Lamar University cares about your personal safety and wellbeing, and realizes the unique circumstances you may face. Please put safety first and stay aware of changing conditions. Continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and for official updates."

October 8, 1:30 p.m.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Jefferson county and surrounding areas until Oct. 10 at 7 a.m. .

October 8 11:30 a.m.

As of 10 a.m. , Oct. 8, Jefferson county is under a hurricane and storm surge warning. Delta remains a category 2 storm and is still expected to shift to the north late Thursday night, strengthening into a category 3 storm before making landfall Friday. The wind speed remains at 105 mph. 

October 7, 4:30 p.m.

The University sent the following statement via campus alerts," Lamar University officials are continuing to monitor forecasts for Hurricane Delta entering the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon. Current predictions indicate landfall will occur to our east on Friday with an increased potential for some wind and rain for the Beaumont area."

As always, forecasts can change rapidly. All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and for official updates as the storm progresses

October 7 11:30 a.m.

Delta made landfall around 5:30 a.m. near Puerto Morelos as a Category 2 storm. This caused the storm to weaken, but the storm remains moving towards the south-central Louisiana coast with sustained winds of 105 mph. While the storm shifted slightly east this morning, as of 10 a.m. the storm shifted back slightly to the west, putting Texas back in the cone of uncertainty. 

October 6, 8:15 p.m.

Delta, now a category 4 hurricane, is now traveling at a speed of 145 mph according to the National Hurricane Center's 7 p.m. update. Southeast Texas remains inside the cone of uncertainty.

October 6 11:55 a.m. 

Hurricane Delta became a category 4 storm as of 10 a.m. Oct. 6, and Southeast Texas is now in the cone of uncertainty as it has shifted slightly westward according to Channel 12 KBMT.

The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and is moving west-northwest at 16 mph according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm is expected to turn north and then northeast late Friday and is expected to make landfall between the south-central and southeast Lousiana coast either Friday or Saturday according to KBMT.

The university has not released a statement on the storm at this time.

Check your LU email, Livesafe app, and LU alerts for campus updates.

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