Tropenstürme Marco und Laura bedrohen die US Golfküste
August 24, 2020 -
Tropensturm Marco näherst sich Louisiana, wo er Montag auf Land treffen dürfte, während Tropensturm Laura voraussichtlich den gleichen Landstrich, aber später in dieser Woche und wahrscheinlich als Hurrikan heimsuchen wird.
Laura caused the deaths of at least 11 people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, while knocking out power and causing flooding in the two nations that share the island of Hispaniola.
Marco had grown into a hurricane early Sunday, but the National Hurricane Centre said its sustained winds decreased to 70 mph (110 km/h) after nightfall. The centre cautioned that Marco could still cause life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds along the Gulf Coast. It was centred about 115 miles (19km) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and heading northwest at 10 mph (17km/h) Monday morning..
Laura was centred about 175 miles (285km) east-southeast of Cayo Largo on Monday morning, and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100km/h). It was moving west-northwest at 21 mph (33km/h) and was predicted to strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday morning as it followed a path likely to take it to the Louisiana coast by Wednesday night, forecasters said.