Plenty of uncertainty remains about Hanna’s path, but forecasters say it appears she could strike the Carolinas and then track up the Atlantic coast.
Hanna has already killed at least 26 people in Haiti, and is expected to come ashore sometime early Saturday.
As Hanna bears down on the U.S., residents of the Gulf Coast have begun filtering back home in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. But more than a million homes and businesses across three states were still without electricity on Wednesday and officials said it could take as long as a month to fully restore power.
Farther out in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Ike has grown to a Category 4 storm, and Tropical Storm Josephine is gaining strength.