Some experts believe storms are forming later in the season as the Earth continues to get hotter.
Two storms at once in the Gulf of Mexico is a rare event and presents unique problems, says a Texas A&M University storm expert.
Robert Korty, associate professor in atmospheric sciences, said that Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura arriving within days of each in the gulf has not happened since Sept. 5, 1933, when a hurricane hit Brownsville, Texas and another hit Florida, both making landfall around midnight.
“Two storms in the same week divide attention and resources in responding to them,” Korty said. “And if the storms affect the same part of the coast, the threat from flooding is exacerbated. Marco has weakened, but Laura is now a hurricane.”
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