Hanna speeding up Atlantic coast
Hanna caused a surge of 1 to 2 feet of water along the shore and was expected to deliver 4 to 6 inches of rain, with some areas getting more.
Flooding, wind damage and power outages were minor across the
"It's actually going fairly well, with some reports of minor flooding," said South Carolina Emergency Management spokesman Derrec Becker.
No deaths were reported, flooding was limited and no highways were closed, Van Sciver said.
Nearly 1,500 residents sought refuge Saturday in 49 emergency shelters in North Carolina, Van Sciver said.
Hanna's eye made landfall near Little River Inlet at the South Carolina-North Carolina line, according to CNN meteorologists.
Pounding waves flattened some sand dunes on the beaches at
The island's Ocean Crest pier, rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd destroyed it nine years ago, held up under Hanna, but the American flag flying above it was in tatters and barely attached to its pole by sunrise.
Forecasters said Hanna should weaken before it quickly travels up the mid-Atlantic coast and into
"The potential for flash flooding will be significant for the mid-Atlantic region and southern
Forecasters also warned that tornadoes could form over the coastal plains of the
A tropical storm warning extends from north of
Meanwhile, Hurricane Ike will pass near or over the
Ike's impact on the
Ike's top winds of 115 mph keep it a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the hurricane center's Saturday advisory.
The forecast calls for Ike to be a Category 4 hurricane as it approaches the
That Saffir-Simpson scale rates hurricanes from 1 to 5, according to strength, with 5 the most intense.
Ike was centered 210 miles east of Grand Turk Island and was moving west-southwest at 16 mph.
Hurricane conditions were expected within 24 hours in the
Tropical storm conditions were likely within 24 hours in the
Ike is expected to start turning toward the northwest Monday, a path that would eventually take it over
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency Friday because of the chance Ike could strike
In addition, hurricane center forecasters said the storm could strengthen over the
If so, Ike could become another major hurricane loose in the Gulf and possibly destined for a U.S. Gulf Coast landfall.