Massive swirling waterspouts off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico captured in stunning footage.
Six mesmerizing whirlpools were spotted far out in the ocean near Louisiana, UNILAD reports. Frank LeDay, the man who took the striking video and posted it on Facebook, wrote:
“Wow!! Ever see 6 water spouts at once?”
The jaw-dropping event comes as Gulf Coast is most likely about to face two tropical storms.
One of the tropical storms will probably hit the North Atlantic, and the other one will affect the residents of the Caribbean. Both of them are expected to make landfall at the same time.
According to the National Hurricane Center’s latest forecast, Tropical Storm Marco may hit Louisiana as a hurricane by Monday, August 24. What’s more, in the following days, Storm Marco could also hit the Gulf Coast.
As Daily Mail reveals, the tropical program coordinator for the National Weather Service, Joel Cline, said:
“A lot of people are going to be impacted by rainfall and storm surge in the Gulf of Mexico. Since you simply don’t know you really need to make precautions.”
In addition, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen explained:
“It’s always tough to predict hurricanes, especially their intensity. In this case, it’s tough to say at this point which storm will be the strongest. The storms could potentially interact with each other and that makes this forecast (or two) even more complicated.”
The potential threat of two hurricanes hitting at the same time forced Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to demand a federal emergency declaration from the White House.
— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) August 23, 2020
In a recent statement, Governor Edwards cautioned:
“This is unlike anything we have seen, with two hurricanes expected to impact our state nearly back to back. This may mean that people will have to shelter in place for more than 72 hours and that there may not be time to do things like restore lost power between the two storms.”
A hurricane warning has since been urged.