Louisiana, Laura, Debbie Elliot discussed on Latino USA
Us. Live from NPR News. I'm Janine Herbst. Louisiana is bracing for what forecasters warn will be a 12 punch from hurricanes this week. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. Marco has strengthen to hurricane as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico, and the same is forecast for Tropical Storm Laura. Just behind it. Evacuations are underway for low lying coastal communities in southeast Louisiana. Hurricane Marco is on a path to make landfall Monday. Laura on Wednesday. Louisiana Governor John Bell, Edwards says two hurricanes in 48 hours is unprecedented. The temporal proximity and the geographic proximity of these storms a pose a challenge that quite frankly, we've not seen before. Edward says People should be ready to take care of their families for at least 72 hours because emergency responders will not be able to conduct search and rescue with the second punch from Laura looming. While Hurricane force winds are a threat, officials warn Water is the biggest risk. Debbie Elliot NPR News and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are under states of emergency. California officials of racing for more strikes from dry lightning, the same kind that sparked the hundreds of fires burning throughout the state in just over a week. Storm set off fires that are now the 2nd and 3rd biggest in state history, and more than 1.1 million acres have been burned. Cal fire spokesman Bryce Bennett. It's unprecedented, extraordinary Mother Nature dealt us a hand here that that is is pretty incredible that were adapting to and doing the very best we can to protect life and property. At least six people have died. Hundreds of buildings destroyed in tens of thousands have been evacuated. Fire crew and equipment are coming from 10 states to help forecasters say a weather system will bring high winds and storms that could spark new blazes and a red flag warning for extreme fire. Danger is an effect. Through tomorrow. Several NFL teams changed or alter their football activities today because of irregularities.