Gulf coast bracing for double hurricane whammy


Some residents of the Gulf Coast were evacuating Sunday (August 23rd) as the region readied for the possibility of two hurricanes hitting one right after the other, one from the Gulf of Mexico and the other from the Caribbean. The potential danger zone stretches from Texas to Alabama. Tropical Storm Marco grew into a hurricane Sunday as it moved up from the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana before being downgraded again last night, and Tropical Storm Laura was battering the Dominican Republic and Haiti as it was on track for the same area of the Gulf Coast with the potential to grow into a hurricane. Experts say the combined effects of the two storms in succession could bring two feet of rain to parts of Louisiana and several feet of potentially deadly storm surge.