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Hanna Continues Along East Coast, Impacts Itinerary

September 6, 2008
Update, 12:30 p.m. EDT: Grandeur of the Seas, which departed from Norfolk on Thursday, September 4, is changing the order of its calls due to Tropical Storm Hanna. For further details on this and other itinerary changes, click here.

(5:30 a.m. EDT) -- A hurricane watch along the coast of North and South Carolina has now been discontinued. However a tropical storm watch remains in place along much of the eastern seaboard.

Tropical Storm Hanna continues is expected to continue northward along the Atlantic coast throughout the weekend. storm watches and warnings are in effect for much of the eastern seaboard, including New York Harbor, and areas of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Forecasters expect the storm to reach the Mid-Atlantic States today, New England tonight and Sunday, and Canada by Sunday evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 miles per hour. Tropical Hanna is forecast to lose its tropical characteristics on Sunday.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor, and Melissa Baldwin, Managing Editor

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