Storms wreck havoc in the Caribbean and US

HURRICANE Marco and Tropical Storm Laura has wrecked havoc across the Caribbean and Southern US, killing 3 people and leaving more than a million people with no electricity, on Sunday.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from parts of the Caribbean and southern US as the two storms tore through the region.

Among those who were killed was a 7-year-old boy who died with his mother after a wall collapsed on their home.

US President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Louisiana, ordering federal assistance to coordinate relief efforts.

A similar declaration was made for Puerto Rico.

The disastrous occurrence has brought high winds and rough seas, including heavy rains, causing damage to areas of Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Furthermore, Marco is expected to make landfall in the US state of Louisiana on Monday, with Laura hitting Texas by Thursday.

Forecasters say that Laura may swing east towards Louisiana, and it could be the first time in recorded history that the state has been hit by two back-to-back hurricanes.

BBC NEWS