Major storms from the ocean are known to hit the US and sometimes cause serious environmental destruction. However, sometimes too many storms all at once can cause not just environmental problems, but utter chaos. In what weather experts are saying is a first since the Great Depression, two tropical storms are preparing to hit the US according to Weather.com.
For the first time since the Great Depression, it’s possible that two tropical systems could make landfall in the mainland United States at virtually the same time. There will be a lot to keep track of, so bookmark this landing page as your go-to for important information and maps on both tropical systems.
Tropical Storm Laura
Tropical Storm Laura will affect the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as a tropical storm with rain and gusty winds by this weekend. This system may then head toward Florida and the Gulf of Mexico early next week, possibly as a hurricane. However, its forecast intensity and track at that time are highly uncertain.
Tropical Depression Fourteen
Tropical Depression Fourteen has formed in the Caribbean Sea and is expected to first impact parts of Central America and Mexico as a tropical storm or hurricane before emerging into the western Gulf of Mexico. This system faces an uncertain future in the western Gulf of Mexico, but it could affect parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast next week as a hurricane. (source)
The fact that meterologists are saying this will likely form into two hurricanes makes it all the more interesting.