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Storm damage reported in Opelousas, shelter open for residents

Posted at 8:00 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 23:03:41-04

Winds kicked up in Opelousas Friday evening as the city took the brunt of Hurricane Delta.

Electricity is out to 456 Entergy customers as of 7:45 p.m.

A shelter operated by the American Red Cross is open at the Opelousas Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane. Several dozen took refuge at the shelter.

Photos submitted to KATC-TV by @Busyliz113 on Twitter showed a number of tree limbs that fell on her parents' home.

The National Weather Service recorded a peak wind gust of 75 mph around 9 p.m.