September 2nd, 2008
01:35 PM ET

Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and now Josephine?

David M. Reisner
AC360° Digital Producer

So yesterday I told you about the formation of Tropical Storm Ike. Looks like it's not going to calm down for a while.

A new tropical storm has formed in the eastern Atlantic to make a total of four named storms currently at large. Tropical Storm Josephine

The National Hurricane Center says Josephine is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Josephine has top sustained winds near 40 mph and is moving west at 15 mph. It could be near hurricane strength on Wednesday or Thursday. Right when we'll be dealing with Hanna, and possibly Ike.

Take a look at the projections. Still very early, but wanted to share:

Now this isn't the first time Tropical Storm Josephine has appeared. Back in October of 1996 there was another storm named Josephine, responsible $130 million dollars in damage (around $180 million in todays dollars). Let's hope we don't see Josephine make a second visit.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Neil

    Question: I am due to drive up from FL to NY...I was planning to leave Friday morning, which would put me somewhere in the Carolinas Friday afternoon / evening! My plan is to drive up North on I-95...Please advise if that is a wise decision, or should I opt for another route / leave a day earlier or later (Thursday / Saturday)! Thank You!

    September 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  2. Kristin, Texas City Texas

    For those of us that live on the coast, this is old hat. We are used to September, keep your water, battereis and flashlights handy. Don't let your tank go below half and listen to the radio. I feel like this is all news to the rest of the country. We get hurricanes in the Gulf, sometimes strong, sometimes not. But rarely is it worthy of round the clock coverage as was proved yesterday. But Anderson I would never complain about getting to see you all day every day.

    September 2, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  3. mark hoffman, Phoenix AZ.

    I sure hope my tax dollars aren't going to be used to prop up the bad decisions that people in coastal areas make by living there. Any costs for damages should be paid strictly by the people that live there. I sure don't "owe" them anything.

    September 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  4. Richard Sadler

    HEY, what about the Mississippi Gulf Coast? Never heard CNN mention any of the flooding or wind damage.

    Frankly, I am very, very tired of hearing about NOLA.

    September 2, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  5. Julie

    The coverage with this hurricane continues to be of New Orleans,,,,,,i am from a town called Labadieville which is west of New Orleans and i am getting reports from family that things didn't go very well there that Houma, Schriever,,Labadieville,Napoleonville & Pierre Part were hit pretty hard,,,,where is the media to help comfort the people that live in these areas and evacuated,,,,,they would lo9ve to see some sort of coverage in these ares,,,,,,,it's the same as when Katrina went through,,,,All about New Orleans when the most destruction was futher east from katrina.Go tell the "true" story

    September 2, 2008 at 1:52 pm |