Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, as a strong Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph.
Exactly six weeks and one day later, Delta is expected to hit nearly the same location.
Official forecasts call for Delta to intensify to Category 3 — major hurricane strength — by Thursday night, then to make landfall late day on Friday. Delta is expected to cross the coast as a powerful Category 2 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
It’s happened before
Also notable: If Delta crosses the Louisiana coastline, it will mark the fourth named storm to make landfall in the Pelican State in 2020, setting a record for the most there in one season.
Already this hurricane season, Cristobal, Marco and Laura have made landfall in Louisiana. Three storms have impacted the state in prior years. The most recent was 2017, when Cindy, Nate and Harvey (making its second landfall) hit the coast there, and it also happened in 2005, 2002, 1957, 1923, 1885 and 1860.
While it isn’t common for the same location to be hit by multiple storms in the same season, it does happen.
Harvey hit Louisiana in 2017 relatively close to where Cindy had come ashore. Other cases in which two storms have made landfall around 30 miles or less apart include: Hermine and Colin in 2016 in Florida, Ike and Edouard in 2008 in Texas, and Katrina and Cindy in 2005 in Louisiana.