Tropical Storm Laura Strikes Haiti, Dominican Republic (PHOTOS)
Tropical Storm Laura is lashing Hispaniola after knocking out power to about 200,000 homes and businesses and leaving more than 10,000 without water access on Puerto Rico Saturday evening.
The storm is being blamed for seven deaths. At least five people died in Haiti, according to the country’s civil protection authority, and two people in the Dominican Republic were also reported killed.
More than 100,000 people were without power in the Dominican Republic, and officials were urging evacuations via megaphone on Sunday.
On Saturday, Puerto Rico experienced heavy rainfall, landslides and gusty winds. The southern and eastern regions of Puerto Rico received three to six inches of rain, and Gov. Wanda Vázquez declared a state of emergency urged residents to stay inside…
2 Hurricanes Could Strike U.S. on the Same Day for the First Time in History
et another extraordinary event could be added to 2020’s list of historic disruptions, as two developing hurricanes may make landfall in the U.S. at the same time early next week, according to The Weather Channel.
“What are the odds? It has never happened before that two hurricanes made landfall on the same day,” said Brent Watts, chief meteorologist at WDBJ, the CBS News affiliate in Roanoke, VA, in a tweet. “A tropical storm and a hurricane made landfall at Midnight on Sep. 5, 1933. We’ll see how this plays out over the next 5 days.”…