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Hanna May Regain Hurricane Strength, Aim at East U.S.

Published on September 2, 2008 4:19 PM | Comments

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Hanna is forecast to regain hurricane strength this week as it crosses the Bahamas and then is likely to take aim at the southeast coast of the U.S.

The system weakened to a tropical storm today and drenched the Bahamas and the island of Hispaniola, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on its Web site. Two tropical storms trailed Hanna further out in the Atlantic. Ike formed yesterday and Josephine became the season's 10th named system today, the center said.

"Some strengthening is possible on Wednesday and Thursday" for Hanna, the Miami-based center said. "Hanna will move over the southeastern Bahamas tonight and into the central Bahamas tomorrow."

The center's computer models project Hanna will become a hurricane again within the next two days and approach the northeast coast of Florida on Sept. 5.

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