It could be a climate double whammy.
Two tropical storms forming in the Gulf Coast could slam components of the southern US and Texas on the identical time subsequent week in what climate specialists say could be a primary prevalence in greater than a century.
One of many programs, Tropical Storm Laura, is at present shifting via the Caribbean whereas Tropical Storm Marco is edging into the Gulf Coast, in accordance with the Nationwide Hurricane Heart.
If each storms survive the weekend, Laura could slam the central Gulf Coast close to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida on Wednesday, in accordance with predictions. Marco is headed towards Texas the place it’s anticipated to make landfall as a tropical storm.
Two hurricanes have by no means appeared in the Gulf of Mexico on the identical time, in accordance with data going again to not less than 1900, Colorado State College hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach advised the Day by day Mail. The final time two tropical storms have been in the Gulf collectively was in 1959, he mentioned.
Though it’s common for 2 storms to hit totally different components of the Atlantic Ocean without delay, this can be very uncommon for 2 storms or hurricanes to make landfall on the identical time, in accordance with the Climate Channel.