Government of the Bahamas isssues warning over Hurricane Hanna

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Hurricane Hanna
Image: NASA.

The government of the Bahamas has issued a hurricane warning for the Central Bahamas, the Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands.

As of 17:30 UTC today the Hurricane is moving towards the west-southwest at a speed of 7 km/h and it is expected to hit the central and southeastern Bahamas during the next two days.

According to the National Hurricane Service the maximum sustained wind speed of the hurricane will be 120 km/h.

The hurricane is expected to produce up to twenty centimeters of rainfall over the affected areas of the Bahamas.

Forecasters have also predicted that the hurricane my strike the United States. "Right now, the uncertainty is such that it could hit anywhere from Miami to the outer banks of North Carolina," commented Jessica Schauer Clark, a spokesperson National Hurricane Center. "So people really need to keep an eye on it."