First ever double hurricane could hit the Gulf of Mexico
August 24, 2020
Next week for the first time on record, two hurricanes could hit the Gulf of Mexico at the same time.
Twice before, in 1959 and 1933, two tropical storms have entered the Gulf at the same time. But never before have both been hurricanes.
It might not go that way. Only one of the storm systems has yet strengthened into a tropical storm - a dangerous cyclone, but not yet a hurricane. The other remains a tropical depression, and its future is still unclear. But forecast models have suggested the possibility since at least Thursday (Aug. 20), and the storms are still following the path that would lead to double Gulf hurricanes.