Mar 15, 2024

Tropical Depression Marco Hits Gulf Coast, Bringing Heavy Rains and Wind

Heavy wind blowing trees

Tropical Depression Marco brought heavy rainfall and winds to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle, according to weather reports. Marco was the first of two storms to pummel the region, with Hurricane Laura following.

Tuesday evening, Marco made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. As it approached Louisiana, the storm rapidly lost wind speed, and the National Hurricane Center downgraded Marco from a tropical storm to a depression. 

The biggest threat from Marco became the rainfall, with some areas getting hit with nearly a foot of rain. Near Apalachicola, Florida, rainfall measured as high as 11.81 inches. In Panama City Beach, water was reported over roads in several locations. The storm also brought threats of tornadoes for parts of southern Mississippi, Florida, and southern Georgia, although no tornadoes were reported. 

As Marco moved westward, it continued to weaken before dissipating early Wednesday. 

Every storm is different, and planning ahead can help keep you safe. Download our Storm Guide for more information on how to prepare for an impending storm. 

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