Why 6K People Want to Change Tropical Storm Laura to 'Polo'

Then it would be with 'united' with Marco for all time, petition says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2020 3:33 AM CDT
Why 6K People Want to Change Tropical Storm Laura to 'Polo'
Park board crews move a lifeguard tower off the beach and remove the blue trash barrels near 53rd Street in Galveston on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, as they prepare for a possible impact from Tropical Storms Marco and Laura.   (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

(Newser) – Tropical Storm Marco is already wreaking havoc, and it will soon be joined by Tropical Storm Laura, which is forecast to become a hurricane Tuesday, per the AP. Because of the odd occurrence of two storms battering the same area at essentially the same time, WSBT reports that a Change.org petition is suggesting Laura's name be changed—to Polo. "We can unite Marco and Polo once and for all," reads the petition, which has more than 6,000 signatures. "After all, it is 2020." (Read more tropical storms stories.)

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