Hannah leaves over 61 people dead as it lashes towards New Jersey

September 4th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by David M N James  

Hurricane Hannah gained strength much of the wee hours of yesterday and smashed Haiti killing more than 61. It destroyed buildings and humbled tree branches as it howled wildly over Haitian city of Gonaives. The profuse and strangely ferocious flooding left people homeless and many had to climb at rooftops where helicopters swirled to rescue them. The flooding revived memories of lethal Tropical Storm Jeanne in 2004, which killed 3,000 people in the northern city. Hannah is said to menacingly threaten New Jersey’s beaches, which have not experienced any harsh weather or destructive storms for a whole decade. New Jersey will be hit by Hannah over the weekend.

National Hurricane Center projects that; the path of the hurricane is still under surveillance although the exact path and intensity of Tropical Storm Hanna are uncertain. The hurricane experts have warned that Hannah could affect the region tomorrow night and Saturday, perhaps lashing the Shore with 60 m.p.h. winds and torrents of rain which could go up to beyond 6 inches.

Hannah is currently a tropical storm which has remained strong and threatening and has remained constant for the past eight hours. Experts are trying to establish whether it might gain strength and become a hurricane.

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