Tropical Storm Laura brings life-threatening flash flooding over Dominican Republic, Haiti

Tropical Storm Laura heads near Puerto Rico

Cline said it was possible that both storms would become hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico as early as Monday. There have never been two hurricanes in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico at the same time, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hundreds of thousands were without power in the Dominican Republic, as both countries on the island of Hispaniola suffered heavy flooding.

"Should you need to get out ... you need to make plans early to do so", he said.

Marco on Saturday was about 110 miles northwest of the western tip of Cuba, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday night.

So far, 14 parishes have issued emergency declarations; five parishes are in the process of completing emergency declarations; and more are anticipated over the next day or two, Louisiana officials said.

"In the past 24 hours, the tracks of these two storms have changed dramatically and in a way that is unfavorable for our state", Edwards said.

This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Laura in the North Atlantic Ocean, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Tropical Storm Laura has top winds of 45 miles per hour and is expected to move west across much of the Greater Antilles this weekend, the NHC said.

Marco does not pose a threat to the Tampa Bay area. It's 2020, why would you expect anything less than double hurricanes.

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'Of course, we have to have two simultaneously land-falling hurricanes, ' McNoldy said.

Energy platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that account for as much as 17% of America's oil production and 5% of natural gas output are created to withstand storms of this magnitude; they regularly shut and restart as systems pass through. "It's best not to ask what's next".

"If Laura also takes a track toward the Louisiana coast as forecast, power crews may not even be able to go to some areas", said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski. Laura is forecast to be near or over Puerto Rico on Saturday morning.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Friday night, citing both tropical storm systems.

Officials in the Florida Keys, which Laura might pass over on its route into the Gulf, declared a local state of emergency and issued a mandatory evacuation order for anyone living on boats, in mobile homes and in campers.

"Everybody in coastal Louisiana needs to be paying attention to these storms", he said.

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