Hanna Hits Carolinas

States suffer power loss, some flooding
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 6, 2008 7:35 AM CDT
Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., looked like a ghost town as Tropical Storm Hanna moved closer to land yesterday.    (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
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(Newser) – Tropical Storm Hanna hit the shores of the Carolinas this morning, bringing big waves and some flooding, wind damage, and blackouts, CNN reports. Some 22,000 homes in the two states lost power while nearly 2,000 residents entered shelters. “Large and dangerous battering waves” as well as tornadoes could be on their way, forecasters warned. But “it's actually going fairly well,” said an emergency spokesman.