Hundreds Killed by Haiti Storm

6 09 2008

Almost 500 bodies have been found in the port city of Gonaives after floodwaters caused by recent storms receded, according to reports.

Commissioner Ernst Dorfeuille told Reuters news agency 495 bodies had been found and the toll get higher.

A ship carrying 33 tons of UN aid arrived in Haiti on Friday to help an estimated 600,000 people struggling in the wake of tropical storm Hanna.

The storm is heading for the US, while Hurricane Ike threatens the Bahamas.

The US National Hurricane Center says Ike is a Category Three hurricane, with winds of up to 185 km/h (115mph).

It is expected to pass near or over the Turks and Caicios Islands and south-eastern Bahamas late on Saturday or early Sunday – by which time it could be a major hurricane, forecasters say.

Tropical storm Hanna is causing heavy squalls off the coasts of North and South Carolina and tropical storm warnings are in force along the Atlantic coats from Georgia to New Jersey.


STUD: Tropical Storm Hanna

4 09 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna is a bit disorganized and slightly weaker this evening, and could struggle to become a hurricane before approaching the Southeast coast early Saturday. Even so, Hurricane Watches are in effect along the Coastal Carolinas.

In addition to soaking the Carolinas, this system could bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Mid-Atlantic and New England as it heads up the East Coast this weekend.

A Hurricane Watch has been expanded from Edisto Beach, S.C., to Currituck Beach Light, N.C., with Tropical Storm Watches issued from Edisto Beach to Altamaha Sound, Ga., and from the North Carolina/Virginia border to Great Egg Inlet, N.J., including the Delaware Bay, the Chesapeake Bay, the Tidal Potomac River, and Washington D.C.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the central and northern Bahamas, and from the Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

A Hurricane Watch means that winds of 74 mph or higher is possible in the next 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Hanna Satellite ImageTropical Storm Hanna Storm Track MapTropical Storm Hanna Wind Speed Probability MapTropical Storm Hanna Current Status

STUD: Hanna

1 09 2008

Hanna is now a hurricane as it churns northeast of the Bahamas. It will scout by the northern Bahamas as it begins to turn northwest. It could hit the Southeast U.S. coast later this week or early next weekend.
Hurricane Hanna Satellite Image
Hurricane Hanna Storm Track Map
Hurricane Hanna Wind Speed Probability Map
Hurricane Hanna Current Status

Tropical Storm Hanna

1 09 2008