Hurricane Delta, a Category 2 storm, made landfall in Louisiana on Friday, threatening the state with high-intensity winds and causing power outages.

The storm slammed the unincorporated community of Creole, destroying a gas station, restaurant and grocery store. Louisiana residents are advised to prepare for flooding and tornados from the storm.

As of Friday at 10 p.m. ET, more than 217,000 Louisianans are without power from the storm, along with nearly 100,000 in Texas. The storm’s winds are as high as 100 mph.

"To the people of Southwest Louisiana, I know you are strong. I also know you're about to be tested again," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted on Thursday. "Please finish making preparations now. We will get through this."

In late August, Hurricane Laura lashed Louisiana, with high-intensity winds reaching 150 mph. The Category 4 storm resulted in more than $14.1 billion in damage and 77 deaths. The paths of Hurricane Delta and Hurricane Laura were separated by just 12 miles.

Hurricane Delta is the 25th-named storm this year. There was a previous storm named Delta in November 2005.