Hurricane Hanna

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Rainy Hanna Heads Up Coast

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Hanna accelerated toward the New England states today after the storm's whipping winds and rain did not linger long enough over the Southeast to cause much more than isolated flooding and power outages. Hanna moved quickly inland after cruising ashore overnight with winds of around 50 mph. But... More »

Hanna Sets Sights on Carolinas

Some areas already flooded; officials preparing for worse

(Newser) - As Tropical Storm Hanna roared toward the Carolinas this afternoon on 30 mph winds projected to keep rising, many Charleston streets flooded and officials ordered voluntary evacuations in some low-lying areas, the Post and Courier reports. "All of our emergency persons are on duty,” the Berkeley County supervisor... More »

Crist Again Declares Fla. Emergency as Ike Nears

Hurricane may bring 115 mph winds, tornadoes, flash floods

(Newser) - With Tropical Storm Hanna looking to be relatively benign when it makes landfall tomorrow, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has called another state of emergency for his state in anticipation of Hurricane Ike, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Ike is bearing down on the peninsula’s southeast end, and is forecast to... More »

Haitians Starving in Hanna Hell

Survivors stranded on rooftops beyond reach of aid workers

(Newser) - Impoverished Haiti is reeling from the devastation of a series of tropical storms and hurricanes, with refugees starving on rooftops in flood-ravaged areas, reports the Guardian. Faced with washed-out roads and winds too strong for helicopters, UN aide workers are using inflatable boats to reach at least some survivors. The... More »

Hanna Threatens, But All Eyes on Ike

States act to protect citizenry from tropical storm, but worry about impending hurricane

(Newser) - Southeastern states are taking precautions for the impending landfall of Hanna, which is expected to arrive as a low-level hurricane on Saturday, the AP reports. But planners and the East Coast populace are also looking down the road to Ike, which remains a Category 4 hurricane charging toward the Bahamas.... More »

Global Warming Makes Storms Worse: Study

Scientists argue whether climate change strengthens hurricanes

(Newser) - Global warming is causing intensifying hurricanes around the world, a new study shows. Scientists analyzed 2,000 “tropical cyclones” occurring from 1980 to 2006 and found that the “strongest storms are getting stronger, especially over the Atlantic and Indian Oceans,” USA Today reports. Warmer water “has... More »

Ike Spikes to Cat 4, Deadly Hanna Churns Toward US

Now Josephine's waiting in the wings

(Newser) - Two major storms are churning across the Atlantic, with their chances of striking the US still unclear. Hurricane Ike has rapidly strengthened to a raging Category 4, while Tropical Storm Hanna is now battering the Bahamas after killing 26 in Haiti. Hanna could hit the US  Saturday anywhere between Georgia... More »

As Hanna Nears, Fla. Declares Emergency

Storms keeping Gov. Crist from Republican convention, to boot

(Newser) - Gov. Charlie Crist called a state of emergency today for Florida as Tropical Storm Hanna, currently over the Bahamas, bears down on his state, the St. Petersburg Times reports. With Gustav’s fringe still causing flooding on Florida’s east coast, officials worry even a miss from Hanna—expected to... More »

Hurricane Hanna Is Next

Storm expected to reach Bahamas today

(Newser) - The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hanna to a hurricane as it brings waves, rain, and blustery winds to the Turks and Caicos islands, the AP reports. Hurricane warnings—meaning the storm is expected to arrive within 24 hours—were issued for the island chain and the central and southeastern... More »

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