Petition wants Tropical Storm Laura’s name changed to ‘Polo’


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) – “Marco? Polo!”

A petition to get Tropical Storm Laura’s name changed to Polo is getting social media attention.

The possible reason behind the petition could be because TS Laura isn’t alone in the Gulf; she’s accompanied by Tropical Storm-turned-Hurricane Marco.

Both storms’ outlooks predict they will strengthen to hurricane-level before making landfall at the same time.

The petition was started to “unite Marco and Polo once and for all.” It has a signature goal of 1,000. (So far 743 have signed)

Some of the reasons given for signing the petition include increasing ratings for the Weather Channel.