Friday, 5 September 2008

Hurricane update - 5 September

Tropical storm Hanna is approaching the east coast of the USA, and will thoroughly wet the place. Expect rainfall totals of up to 10 inches. Apart from that, don't ignore the force 10 to 11 winds that the storm may bring. Hanna will transform into a non-tropical cyclone later this weekend and rattle the tiles in New York and New England. Please monitor output from NHC on a 3-hourly basis if you have any concerns; hurricane local statements have been posted from Florida up to Washington DC.

Hurricane Ike is passing north of the Leeward Islands as a category 3 system with winds of 125 mph. The Bahamas and Florida should definitely be on the lookout for this one. Its future path changes with every advisory that the NHC is issuing, but southern Florida may well expect a hammerblow on Tuesday. Again, please monitor NHC's output on a 6-hourly basis.


  1. I am praying for all.It has been so wet windy and horrible here today in Yorkshire.Never stopped blowing or raining all day long.I can see flooding ahead if it doesn't stop soon.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

  2. It's been, and looks like it will continue to be a rough couple of weeks with the hurricane activity.

  3. I hope it stays away Guido!
    I am in contact with Dale of Project 2996 fame.
    Bucko here wants to write more about the victims, but he says Google's' CNN link is no longer good. (It's odd because I used it 10 days ago )... Do you have any suggestions on how to find more data on the victims? hugs,natalie

  4. Hoping that eveyone in the paths of the hurricanes stay safe
    hugs Jayne

  5. I'm thinking, at this point in time, that Ike is going to be a troublemaker.  Sure hope I'm wrong....Chris