TROPICS: Gulf Prepares for One-Two Punch

TROPICS: Gulf Prepares for One-Two Punch

Tropical Storm Marco is expected to slam into the Gulf Coast later today as the first part of a rare one-two tropical punch.

Marco is expected to make landfall in Louisiana tonight. Then, on Wednesday, Hurricane Laura is expected to slam into the state just miles away. The National Weather Service says this is the first time in recorded history that two storms will make landfall on the same area of the Gulf Coast. Some areas could get 15 inches of rain dumped on them from both storms. (CNBC)

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