Hurricane Warning Issued As Twin Storms Approach

The Weather Channel reports:

The northern Gulf Coast is bracing for a rare one-two hurricane punch as two tropical storms — Laura and Marco — both set their sites between Louisiana and east Texas. Marco, predicted to make landfall in southeast Louisiana on Monday, is the most immediate threat. Hurricane warnings are posted from Morgan City in south central Louisiana to the mouth of the Pearl River between New Orleans and Gulfport.

A storm surge warning has been hoisted from Morgan City east to near Biloxi, Miss. where the ocean water could rise several feet above normally dry land. Grand Isle, in extreme southeast Louisiana, is under a mandatory evacuation order. Downtown New Orleans is under a hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning due to Marco and is likely to contend with tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain, which could cause flash flooding.