Families screamed for help from rooftops in parts of Haiti, where floods and mudslides from Tropical Storm Hanna has led to 26 deaths and deepened the country's desperate food shortage.
The storm is expected to begin rolling toward the Bahamas on Wednesday, with a landfall in the United States likely for Saturday.
Hanna's maximum sustained winds were near 60 mph, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said it could regain hurricane strength and turn toward the east coast of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina in the next few days. The storm was getting larger but not stronger.
The storm was drifting toward the north near 2 mph, with forecasters expecting Hanna to move across the southeastern Bahamas later Wednesday.
After Hanna lurks Tropical Storm Ike.
Midway between Florida and Africa, Ike gained some strength and looked well organized late Tuesday. Forecasters say it will likely become a hurricane Wednesday and a Category 2 storm by week's end. Its projected path would keep it south of Florida, with a possible landfall on the north coast of Cuba on Sunday.
But it is too early to determine what land areas might be affected by Ike.
And after Ike is Tropical Storm Josephine.
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NORTH CAROLINA BRACES FOR HANNA
Tropical Storm Hanna is following a track that brings it ashore near the North Carolina-South Carolina border on Saturday morning then shows it marching through Eastern North Carolina.
At a briefing this afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley warned that Hanna will likely dump 10 inches of rain and cause flash flooding. He urged citizens to pack money, fuel, food and clothing and be ready to evacuate in the worst case.
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