Zeta crashes into storm-weary Louisiana with New Orleans squarely in its path, pelting homes and businesses with rain and howling winds, and knocking out power to thousands.
Delta is expected to continue weakening and is forecast to bring rain through Tennessee, Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley early next week.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta had already weakened to a Category 1 as it moved inland.
At least six people have been killed after the hurricane flooded streets, submerging or destroying buildings, and leaving more than 700,000 people without power in Louisiana and neighbouring Texas.
Hurricane Laura slams into southwest Louisiana, a marshy region particularly prone to storm surge and flooding, and also barrels toward heart of US oil industry, forcing oil rigs and refineries to shut down production.
Satellite images show that Laura has become “a formidable hurricane" in recent hours with maximum sustained winds climbing to around 175 kilometres per hour.
The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to remove statues honouring those who upheld slavery or joined the Confederacy from the Capitol building, which houses statues selected by all 50 states.
The lopsided storm moved ashore between the mouth of the Mississippi River and the barrier island resort community of Grand Isle, which had been evacuated a day earlier.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also are trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for Covid-19 which many scientists warn could take much longer than a few months.
The US death toll was creeping toward the grim milestone of 10,000 as the pandemic's epicentre in New York racked up hundreds of lives lost a day and hospitals girded for an influx of new infected patients.
In a statement, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said, “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz. He was a teacher, a father, and an icon."
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