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The United States Southeast is ready for Hurricane Hanna to come ashore with devastating force. The Washington Post delves more into where the devastation will probably strike, "Authorities from Florida to Virginia and Maryland braced today for Tropical Storm Hanna."
Forecasters conclude that Hanna might become a Category 1 hurricane tomorrow before reaching the U.S. southeastern coast. Thus, the Bahamas have been slammed with heavy rains and 65 mph sustained winds.
It seems the better safe than sorry approach is being used according to a Baltimore Sun article which states, "A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM THE NORTHCAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER NORTHWARD TO GREAT EGG INLET NEWJERSEY...INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...THE TIDAL POTOMAC...WASHINGTON D.C...AND THE DELAWARE BAY. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANSTHAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCHAREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS."
Central Maryland is also under a Flash Flood Watch for Saturday, with 3 to 6 inches of rain possible along the storm's path."
It seems these hurricanes and tropical storms just keep popping up and those who are in their path must be diligent to shield themselves and their loved ones as well, so a tragedy like Hurricane Katrina will NOT repeat itself.