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2009-04-03 09:00:00

In 2008, residents of Hispaniola experienced one of their worst hurricane seasons in recent memory. Hispaniola, the Caribbean island containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is located directly within the hurricane belt, and was pummeled by five tropical cyclones last year: Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and low over the Dominican Republic on Sept. 24 what would become Kyle after moving north. More than 800 people were reported dead or missing from these storms. Haiti occupies the western third...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

The Associated Press RALEIGH Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hanna appear to have helped some central and southern North Carolina counties struggling with water shortages and drought, according to a federal drought map released Thursday. But state officials cautioned that it's too early to determine whether Saturday's rain will have a lasting effect on parched regions that have seen water levels inch upward recently . More than 20 central and southern counties that had been in...

2008-09-10 12:00:25

The U.S. Army has ordered a clampdown on water consumption at Fort Bragg in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hanna's march through North Carolina. Base officials say the storm caused an influx of silt into the Lower Little River that has overwhelmed the capability of the base filtration plant and forced residents to rely on a limited supply of clean water from nearby Fayetteville. The Fayette (N.C.) Observer said Wednesday the restrictions include no vehicle washing and the use of...

2008-09-10 09:00:23

By Jonathan M. Katz Associated Press GONAIVES, Haiti -- Cemetery workers trudge through the water with a wooden cart, fetching dozens of bloated corpses from the muck and carting them off for burial. The city's 15 police officers have buried dozens more, and nobody knows how many were swept out to sea. In this sodden city with no working morgue, nobody is counting the dead. And after four tropical storms in less than a month, Haiti's death toll will never be known. "The water is...

2008-09-09 09:00:25

By KRISTIN DAVIS By Kristin Davis and Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna dumped some needed rain on the two fires that have smoldered in the region for months, but officials are not ready to say the fires are out just yet. Chris Lowie, the manager of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, said the storm dumped about 1.5 inches of rain on the fire that has burned some 5,000 acres there since early June. It wasn't enough to penetrate some places thick...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By CATHERINE KOZAK, JEFF HAMPTON, KRISTIN DAVIS AND LAUREN KING By Catherine Kozak, Jeff Hampton, Kristin Davis and Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna paid a quick visit to the Outer Banks and checked out before noon Saturday, leaving a stiff breeze and rough surf behind. With the storm's center carving through inland counties, the worst weather delivered to the coast was a blast of heavy rain during the morning. It cleared out within about 30 minutes. Later in...

2008-09-07 21:00:03

The Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Ike grew to fierce Category 4 strength Saturday as it roared on an uncertain path that forced millions from the Caribbean to Florida and Louisiana to Mexico to wonder where it would eventually come ashore. Preparations stretched more than 1,000 miles as the massive storm, with its 135-mph winds, took a southwesterly shift that could send it over Cuba and the Florida Keys by Tuesday before it heads into the warm...

2008-09-07 12:00:17

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion Virginia Power crews worked through the night to restore electric service to all but 2,000 of the 200,000 customers affected by tropical storm Hanna. Crews began completing the remaining restoration work early this morning and will wrap up this evening. The largest number of outages occurred in Hampton Roads. The storm's winds and heavy rain also heavily affected northeastern North Carolina, Central Virginia and parts of Northern...

2008-09-07 12:00:11

By Ben Fox Associated Press PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Hurricane Ike lashed homes with howling winds Saturday as it neared this low-lying island chain as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, prompting thousands of people to evacuate or scramble for shelter. As the massive gray wall of clouds approached from the east, people poured into the main supermarket in Providenciales, expecting that power would be knocked out and that food would suddenly become scarce. Shopkeepers...

2008-09-06 12:00:10

By Jeffrey Collins and Mike Baker Associated Press MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Tropical Storm Hanna cruised toward the Carolinas on Friday, forecast to hit land overnight and promising to deliver gusty winds and heavy rain during a dash up the Eastern Seaboard that could wash out the weekend for millions of people. Not far behind was a much bigger worry: a ferocious-looking Hurricane Ike, on a path similar to the one taken by Andrew, the Category 5 monster that devastated South Florida in...