Tropical Storm Marco was the only tropical cyclone to make landfall in
the United States during the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season. The 13th
named storm of the season, Marco formed from a cold-core low pressure
area along the northern coast of Cuba on October 9, and tracked
northwestward through the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Its circulation
produced 65 mph (100 km/h) winds over the western portion of Florida
before weakening to a tropical depression and moving ashore near Cedar
Key. The cyclone combined with a cold front and the remnants of
Hurricane Klaus to produce heavy rainfall in Georgia and the Carolinas.
After interacting with the nearby Hurricane Lili, Marco continued
northward until being absorbed by a cold front. In Florida, the cyclone
triggered flooding of some roadways. Rainfall across its path peaked at
19.89 inches (505 mm) in Louisville, Georgia. The flooding caused
12 deaths, mostly due to drowning, as well as $57 million in damage.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Marco_%281990%29>
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