Furacão Laura assola a Louisiana infographic
A infografia mostra o rumo previsto da depressão tropical Laura e onde se estão a formar duas possíveis tempestades problemáticas.


Furacão Laura traz ameaça de tornados

By Ninian Carter

August 28, 2020 - O furacão Laura enfraquecido, agora depressão tropical, desloca-se para
leste nos Estados Unidos, causando mais problemas de mau tempo.

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