Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hurricane Hanna and Her Sisters

This will give Bush and the AP the chance to write more articles on how hands-on the president is!

"Hanna slows, gathers steam; Hurricane may hit US southeast" by Vivian Tyson, Associated Press | September 2, 2008

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands - Hurricane Hanna lingered over the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands yesterday on a path that could hit the southeastern US coast by midweek, while Tropical Storm Ike and still another weather pattern behind it raised the possibility of more havoc to come.

Ike was right behind Hanna - still about 1,400 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, but expected to become a hurricane in the next 36 hours as it too approaches the Bahamas. And just leaving the coast of Africa was still another weather pattern that forecasters expect to become a tropical storm.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but Hanna's winds and rain reached all the way to Haiti, where thousands remain homeless after Hurricane Gustav.

The European Union said yesterday it would give $2.9 million to help the recovery from Gustav, which killed at least 94 people in the Caribbean. The money will pay for clean water, food, medical care and shelter in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In Haiti, 8,000 people are in temporary housing after winds and floods destroyed homes and farms."