Hurrikan Laura wütet in Louisiana infographic
Grafik zeigt die Vorhersage für den Weg des tropischen Tiefs Laura und wo sich zwei neue schwere Stürme entwickeln.


Die Reste von Hurrikan Laura bringen Drohung für Tornados mit

By Ninian Carter

August 28, 2020 - Ein schwächer gewordener Hurrikan Laura, jetzt nur noch ein tropisches Tief, bewegt sich in den Vereinigten Staaten Richtung Osten und bringt weitere Unwetter mit.

Hurricane Laura has battered the U.S. state of Louisiana, killing at least six people.

Winds of up to 240km/h caused widespread damage, including power cuts to nearly a million homes, tearing windows out of skyscrapers and starting an industrial plant chemical fire.

Thankfully, a feared six metre storm surge was avoided when Laura tracked further east.

Laura has now been downgraded to a tropical depression and is set to barrel eastwards, bringing with it flash flooding and the threat of multiple tornadoes.

On the way to the U.S., Laura, and tropical storm Marco, swept across the Caribbean, killing 24 people.

Meanwhile, two more potential cyclones are brewing in the Atlantic Ocean as the U.S. braces for one of its worst hurricane seasons – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts 25 named storms will reach north America this year.

PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020; STORY: Graphic News