Two storms headed for southern United States

A tornado in Bossier Parish. Photo by Associated Press

Louisiana, United States — Two storms are headed towards the southern United States forcing thousands to evacuate.

From different parts of the Caribbean and southern US, thousands of people have been evacuated on Sunday due to the two storms.

The Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura brought along high winds and rough seas, causing damage to areas of Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic as well. The US territory of Puerto Rico has also been battered by the heavy rain falls.

It is foreseen that Marco will make a landfall in the US state of Louisiana on Monda, and that the Laura will hit Texas by Thursday.

However, some of the forecasters are saying that Laura may swing east towards Louisiana and it would be the first time in recorded history that the state would hit two back-to-back hurricanes.

The President of the Unites States, Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Louisiana following the storms, ordering the federal assistance to coordinate relief efforts. Similar declarations were made for Puerto Rico as well on Saturday.

Laura has killed at least three people as it swept throught the country, leaving over a million people without electricity.

Among those who passed away was