Convoy Responds to Hurricane Delta With Tarps
October 20, 2020 | 2:55 p.m.
With initial assessments in Mexico now complete, strategic planning is occurring on where to begin distributing immediate food relief for those who were affected by Delta. Most of the damage caused from the storm is in the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo.
In the U.S., thousands of homes that were previously damaged by Hurricane Laura had temporary tarping materials on their roofs. One immediate need is new tarps to replace those that were damaged or lost when Hurricane Delta came ashore. We’ve focused on distributing tarps to affected residents and churches, as well as NVOAD partners who provide the labor to install tarps for homeowners.
“I can’t say thank you enough because we would have literally just been overwhelmed by the circumstances,” said Paul Burke, Lead Pastor at Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana. “Because of Convoy of Hope and other partners, we know we’re going to make it.”
Response by the Numbers
|Pounds of Relief Supplies Distributed||104,660|
October 12, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.
Although Hurricane Delta was not as strong as Hurricane Laura, the six week period between the two storms wasn’t enough time for Louisiana residents to make necessary repairs. The 100 mph winds ripped away tarps protecting many roofs across the state, leaving homes exposed to the 16 inches of rain Delta brought with it.
Convoy of Hope promptly responded by providing new tarps, food, water, and other emergency supplies to the Lake Charles area. As our response continues, you can find updates at convoy.org/news and on our social media accounts. Those who wish to assist our relief efforts may do so by clicking here. As always, we will continue to provide hope to those who need it most in the wake of this storm.
October 10, 2020 | 11:45 a.m.
Hurricane Delta made landfall in the U.S. Friday evening as a Category 2 storm, hitting approximately 20 miles east of where Hurricane Laura made landfall just a few weeks ago. Delta was the 10th named 2020 storm to make landfall in the states, setting a record for the most in a single year. Convoy of Hope’s team is en route with much-needed tarps, as residents of affected areas begin recovering from Delta’s effects.
October 7, 2020 | 11:40 a.m.
Hurricane Delta made landfall near Cancun, Mexico, early Wednesday morning. Delta intensified to a Category 4 hurricane but lost a bit of momentum as it made landfall. Its sustained wind speeds decreased from 145 mph to 110 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is expected to proceed across the Yucatan Peninsula, then out into the Gulf of Mexico. Forecast models are currently predicting Delta to make a second landfall in Louisiana on Friday afternoon. Convoy of Hope has been in contact with partners in Mexico, and we’re already on the ground in Louisiana. We will maintain communications with partners in the affected areas and continue preparing to respond to the storm, prioritizing safety all the while.