State of emergency declared in the South of the United States due to 2 impending hurricanes: 8 people killed
Weather forecasters predict Hurricanes Marco and Laura will hit Texas and Louisiana by mid-week. US President Donald Trump has already ordered assistance to Puerto Rico and Louisiana.
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 23, 2020
President Trump has already approved emergency declarations for Puerto Rico and Louisiana.
If you are in the path of the storms, please follow the instructions of your state & local officials! pic.twitter.com/5ruTgluQAO
Last weekend, the lives of eight people in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico were claimed by Hurricanes. In the Dominican Republic, a 7-year-old boy and his mother were crushed by a collapsed wall.
Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning are in effect. #Marco is expected to move over Yucatan Peninsula today. On Monday we could have #Marco In the Gulf threatening Louisiana/Texas and Tropical Storm #Laura over Cuba as seen in the Forecast: https://t.co/sVt1wbdSQ0 pic.twitter.com/fLpHp0GIJb— meteoblue AG (@meteoblue) August 22, 2020
Five Haitians are reported dead, including a 5-year-old child.
#Haiti was hammered by heavy rain from Tropical Storm #Laura (????), as a second tropical storm, named #Marco, was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and hit the US state of #Louisiana in the next day. https://t.co/FKxccdiPlh pic.twitter.com/Yp5FmwZE1P— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) August 23, 2020
Stay safe. Heed all local orders. When severe weather threatens, remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions. Heed all local orders, and take shelter as directed.
- Follow weather alerts.
- Stay safe during a hurricane.
- Stay safe when a flood threatens.
- 2-1-1 for shelter, food and disaster services.
- Red Cross: Find an open shelter.
- Drivetexas.org for flooded roads and conditions.
Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains, or other areas. Never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.
At the moment, coastal authorities in Texas and Louisiana are evacuating people from dangerous areas. The Hurricanes are estimated to hit the US on Wednesday.