Marco becomes hurricane, heads toward U.S. Gulf Coast


An employee of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) monitors tropical storm Laura in Santo Domingo, on August 22, 2020.

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Marco strengthened into a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday on its way toward the Louisiana coast, according to data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft.

Tropical Storm Laura, which the hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is also expected to develop into a hurricane and is headed toward the U.S. coast.

Laura could make landfall from Texas to Florida’s Gulf Coast by Wednesday afternoon and Marco could hit Louisiana or Mississippi Monday afternoon, according to National Hurricane Center projections. 



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