Hurricane Marco Life-Threatening Storm Surge and Hurricane Force Winds Expected, Louisiana Prepares

August 23, 2020

By: Staff Report

MORGAN CITY, LA. – CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE. Hurricane conditions, life-threatening storm surge, and heavy rainfall are expected from Marco along portions of the Gulf Coast beginning on Monday, and Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings have been issued. Interests in these areas should follow any advice given by local government officials.

Tropical Storm Laura could bring additional storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts to portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast by the middle of the week. This could result in a prolonged period of hazardous weather for areas that may also be affected by Marco. Interests there should monitor the progress of Marco and Laura and updates to the forecast during the next few days.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A STORM SURGE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

  • MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO OCEAN SPRINGS MISSISSIPPI
  • LAKE BORGNE

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER

A STORM SURGE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • SABINE PASS TO MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
  • OCEAN SPRINGS MISSISSIPPI TO THE MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA BORDER
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:

  • INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO WEST OF MORGAN CITY
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN…LAKE MAUREPAS…AND METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

  • MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER TO THE MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA BORDER
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN…LAKE MAUREPAS…AND METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:

  • MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA BORDER TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER

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