Friday, September 5, 2008

As Tropical Storm Hanna Nears, N.J. Officials Post Warnings

As Hanna approaches landfall, tropical storm watches or warnings are in effect from Georgia in the U.S. southeast to areas just south of New York City today.

Forecasters say Hanna could still become a hurricane before it hits South Carolina, possibly tonight. The storm killed more than 130 people in Haiti.

Hanna is expected to bring to severe weather to New York City tomorrow.

Officials have posted a tropical storm watch along the entire Jersey shore as Hanna continues churning in the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the New Jersey is under a flood watch.

The National Weather Service says Hanna is expected to bring 3 to 5 inches of rain from late Friday night into Saturday night.

Hurricane Ike, meanwhile, has weakened out in the Atlantic, but forecasters warn it could regain strength as it moves toward Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. It could make landfall there on Sunday.

With power outages and problems from Hurricane Gustav lingering in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and relief groups are juggling three storms.

Source: WNBC

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