Hurricane Hanna is forecast to strike
the United States at about 04:00 GMT on 6 September. Data supplied by the
US National Hurricane Center suggest that the point of landfall will be
near 33.2 N, 77.9 W. Hanna is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained
winds to the region of around 120 km/h (74 mph). Wind gusts in the area
may be considerably higher.
According to the Saffir-Simpson
damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm of
Hanna's strength (category 1) at landfall includes:
- Storm surge generally 1.2-1.5 metres
(4-5 feet) above normal.