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Back-to-back storms — Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura — will deliver a double hammer blow to the U.S. Gulf Coast this week, where more than half of offshore oil production is already shut and residents from Texas to Florida are warily watching the skies, in the video “Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura Prompt Evacuations in U.S. Gulf Coast“, below:
For more about the Tropical Storm Laura, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:Tropical Storm Laura is a tropical cyclone currently threatening Cuba and the United States. The thirteenth tropical cyclone and the twelfth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Laura formed from a tropical wave that was first monitored by the National Hurricane Center(NHC) on August 16. While moving westward towards the Lesser Antilles, the wave organized enough to be designated a tropical depression on August 20. The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Laura on the next day, but further strengthening was halted due to dry air intrusion and land interaction. A possible center reformation occurred on August 22, as Laura moved south of Puerto Rico, allowing more intensification to occur. Laura then made a landfall in the Dominican Republic, early on August 23.Laura is the earliest twelfth named storm on record in the North Atlantic basin, beating the previous record held by 1995’s Hurricane Luis by eight days. Laura brought heavy rainfall and significant flash flooding to portions of the Caribbean. Laura killed at least 13 people, nine in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic.As of 11:00 p.m.EDT(03:00 UTCAugust 24) August 23, Tropical Storm Laura is located within 40 nautical milesof20.1°N 76.6°W, about 125 miles (200 km) southeast of Camaguey, Cuba. Maximum sustained winds are 55 knots (65 mph; 100 km/h), with gusts up to 65 knots (75 mph; 120 km/h). The minimum barometric pressure is 1000 mbar (29.53 inHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h). Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.For the latest official information, see:
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