MIAMI (MCT) Hello, Hanna. And hello, Ike.
While everyone watched to see what Hurricane Gustav would do to New Orleans, Hurricane Hanna and Tropical Storm Ike quietly and quickly developed Monday in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Hanna was crawling west near Turks and Caicos as a Category 1 storm with 80 mph maximum sustained winds. And Tropical Storm Ike was halfway between here and Africa with 50 mph winds.
Hanna is projected to soak the Bahamas and then jog along Florida's East Coast before making landfall near north Florida or south Georgia by Friday. But the course could change.
Tropical Storm Ike is currently between the Cape Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles, about 2,875 miles from Miami. It had maximum winds of about 50 mph. Forecasters said it could grow into a hurricane by Wednesday. If it continues on its current path, it would be near Florida by early next week.