Aug 24, 2020
By Gavin Day
A busy Atlantic hurricane season now turns its attention to the Louisiana coast.
A pair of tropical storms could make landfall one after the other on the Gulf Coast. Marco reached hurricane strength in the Gulf but is expected to weaken to become a tropical storm by the time it makes landfall, which is still up in the air.
“We’re gonna get a left hook from Marco and then a right hook from Laura,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
To the east is tropical storm Laura, that is already responsible for 11 deaths in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
It’s expected to gain strength and should make landfall later this week as a hurricane.
Experts say they have never seen anything like this where a pair of tropical storms could hit an area within 48-hours of each other.
Thousands have either loaded up to ride out the storms or fled the area in advance of the twin systems.