“Thousands Evacuate As Dueling Storms Take Aim at U.S. Gulf Coast”

“HOUSTON – Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura tore through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, forcing thousands of coastal residents in Louisiana and Cuba to flee, and flooding roads in Haiti’s capital, with damage across the region expected to worsen this week.

Marco, which strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday with sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), is forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on Monday.

Laura, which hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti earlier on Sunday, killing at least 10 people before striking Cuba on Sunday evening, is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall in Texas or Louisiana on Thursday.”

Jennifer Hiller and Ernest Scheyder report for Reuters August 23, 2020.

SEE ALSO:

“Marco and Laura: Track the Storms” (Weather Channel)

New Orleans Times-Picayune Hurricane Center (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

“Marco Downgraded To A Tropical Storm As ‘Unprecedented' Back-To-Back Threats Target Louisiana” (CNN)