Hurricane Delta, the 25th named storm of the season, is expected to make landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast on October 9, bringing life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds. Forecasters currently expect the storm will make landfall within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of where category 4 Hurricane Laura landed earlier this season.

This map shows the track of Hurricane Delta between October 5 and October 8 overlaid on a map of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Gulf of Mexico as measured on October 6, 2020. The SST data comes from the Multiscale Ultrahigh Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (MUR SST) project, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. MUR SST blends measurements of sea surface temperatures from multiple NASA, NOAA, and international satellites, as well as ship and buoy observations. The brightness temperature image of Delta, shown as white clouds, was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in the early morning of October 8. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

The NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program has activated in support of the event, and is working to determine what NASA resources and capabilities may be available to aid risk reduction, response and recovery. The Program is working with stakeholders from the State of Texas, the Louisiana National Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is providing Earth observing data products for Hurricane Delta on the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal.