October 09, 2020
As we communicated earlier this week, Hurricane Delta is in the Gulf of Mexico and on a path to make landfall around eastern Texas/Western Louisiana. The approaching hurricane is posing potential risks to the KCSR network.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Delta is currently in the Gulf of Mexico and is anticipated to make landfall on the Texas/Louisiana border around 7pm tonight, Friday, October 9th, 2020. Currently a category 2 hurricane, it is expected to intensify to a category 3 as it travels across the Gulf of Mexico. At this time, it is too early to predict the exact location of its landfall but in anticipation of it making landfall on or near the TX/LA border, service in and around Lake Charles, LA, has stopped. Service will resume when it is safe to do so and pending inspections and any required repairs.
Earlier in the week, upon the recommendation of the Flood Protection Agency (FPA), the gateways around New Orleans began closing. Due to the shift in the path of the storm, they have halted further closure and it is expected that the closed gates will reopen as early as mid-day Saturday. If this is the case, service is tentatively scheduled to reopen in and around NOLA Saturday.
Please expect delays until the backlog has been alleviated and normal speeds can be resumed.
We appreciate your patience and understanding on this service interruption and the resulting delays caused by both the tropical storm and hurricane.
Should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our KCSR Customer Solutions team who will be happy to assist you.