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"Hanna threatens southeast coast of the U.S.

September 5 2008
04:59

Storm warnings announced on the Atlantic coast of south-eastern United States in connection with the approach of Tropical Storm Hanna, the report said urganov Prediction Center in Miami.

"Storm warning issued for areas of the Savannah River northward to the border of North Carolina and Virginia. In this region, the tropical storm is expected in the next day. In addition, within 36 hours of the arrival of the storm is expected north of the border of North Carolina and Virginia - to coast of New Jersey and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as in Washington and Delaware Bay, "- said in a statement.

Currently, according to forecasters, "Hannah" is located 250 kilometers east-northeast of Nassau and a thousand kilometers to the south-southeast of Vilmingtona (North Carolina). The storm is moving at a speed of 22 kilometers per hour toward the northwest, in the near future is expected to increase speed, "Hannah" and on Friday he will turn towards the north. According to weather forecasters in the next few hours the storm will pass east of the north-western part of the Bahamas.

"To the south-eastern coast of the United States," Hannah "will come to Friday night. However, rains and strong winds will come to the coast long before there will be center of the cyclone" - says the message center. The maximum wind speed that accompanies the storm is 100 miles per hour. Before it made landfall, expected a slight increase in wind speed.

Forecasters fear that the "Hannah" could become a hurricane, that is, the wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. "Wind power tropical storm (up to 119 kilometers per hour) extends to 510 kilometers north of the" Hannah "- said the Center. In the coming days forecasters predict heavy rain throughout the eastern U.S., which could lead to flooding even in the night on Friday, RIA news .

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