New hurricane menaces Caribbean
The Carribbean is preparing for yet another storm, Hurricane Ike, to pass through their region soon.
Ike has regained strength after weakening, with winds in excess of 115mph (185km/h) as it nears the Turks and Caicos islands and the Bahamas.
Cuba has issued a hurricane watch for its eastern provinces.
Haitian officials have said that at least 500 people have been found dead as floodwaters caused by Hanna recede.
That storm has hit the US south-east coast and is dropping torrential rain on North and South Carolina.
Storm warnings are in force along the Atlantic coast from Georgia to New Jersey.
Hurricane Ike gained strength to Category Four on the Saffir Simpson scale - an "extremely dangerous hurricane" - after weakening slightly earlier on Saturday, said the Florida-based National Hurricane Center (NHC).
As of 2100 GMT, Ike was tracking west south-west, moving at 15mph about 90 miles (145km) east of Grand Turk Island.
Ike could hit the Turks and Caicos islands late today or early tomorrow. Many residents have left the islands already and the airport is now closed.
It should then hit Cuba later Sunday or early Monday, again putting Havana at risk. Haiti is again at risk, and already about 500 people have been killed.
Hurricane Gustav last week and Tropical Storm Fay two weeks ago killed about 120 people.
Hardest hit by Hanna was the city of Gonaives, which was flooded with up to 16ft of water that has only now begun to recede.
The devastation there has been described as catastrophic.
Thousands of people have been displaced, and the UN World Food Programme is working hard to provide some food aid to them.
The Domican Republic has also been put on alert.