Tropical Storm Hannah formed about 1,500 miles southeast of the North Carolina coast early today and may threaten the Southeast.
Tropical Storm Hannah developed early today almost 1,500 miles southeast of the North Carolina coast. The storm should slowly develop over the next few days and become a hurricane by the weekend. The storm is expected to be just off the Southeast coast by late in the weekend and will likely threaten Florida by next Tuesday or Wednesday. Hannah follows Gustav, which is becoming a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico. By early next week Gustav is expected the approach the Louisiana coast as a category 3 or 4 storm. A state of emergency has been declared in the state and officials are starting to consider whether or not to evacuate the city of New Orleans. It appears the stream of tropical systems will continue to come out of the Atlantic at least through the middle of September and all residents that live along the Gulf or Atlantic coastal states need to stay abreast of changing conditions.