Tropical Storm Irene Coverage With Updates

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Irene fizzles, Tropical Storm Jose springs to life

Tropical Storm Jose has popped onto the map, but there’s “no way Jose” is coming to the United States. This one will bring some stormy weather to Bermuda, and otherwise stay out to sea.

Behind Jose, fresh off the coast of Africa, there is an area of thunderstorms that could become our next named or numbered system. We’ll keep a close eye on this one as it moves west.


Irene – The Aftermath

Abandoned beach front houses are surrounded by rising water as the effects ...


Look | Aftermath of Hurricane Irene - WNYC


Photos: Hurricane Irene: East Coast Aftermath


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Transportation Devastated Along Hurricane Irene Path — Monday Outlook

Irene Reaches New England

Though it had been downgraded by the time it reached New England, Irene still brought damage and tragedy to that region. An elderly woman was killed in

Rain, wind and flooding swept into New Jersey and New York early Sunday and reached Massachusetts by midday, as Irene continued her path up the coast.


‘This is not over,’ Obama says amid flooding threat

Image: Joseph Ayala, left, clears the grates on his street in the Rockaway beach section of Queens, N.Y. Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters


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Image: Newspaper carriers stand in the flooded West Broadway area of lower Manhattan. Newspaper carriers stand in the flooded West Broadway area of lower Manhattan. (CS Muncy / Zuma Press)


Catastrophic Flooding in Denville, New Jersey

Catastrophic Flooding in Denville New Jersey from Hurricane Irene.  Police Chief says its the worst flooding anyone can ever remember and the worst is yet to come with the Rockaway River expected to crest at 9pm on Sunday.  My daughter and I caught some amazing pictures of the town under water.  Larry Ketchum


When Irene Moved Through New York


Irene Moves On: Millions Without Power, 18 Dead

Irene, downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, swept through the Northeast today, leaving at least 18 dead in its wake, millions without power and an estimated $7 billion to $13 billion in damages.

“We’re not out of the woods yet. Irene remains a large and potentially dangerous storm,” U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.


Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times - Jessica Libert and her daughter survey the flood damage on Croft Place in Staten Island.


Hurricane Irene Gets Stronger, East Coast On Guard -


Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA Next Back August 27, 2011 - Outer Banks, NC The Albemarle Sound floods vehicles outside a Dairy Queen shortly after Hurricane Irene barreled through the Outer Banks in Nags Head.


Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images Next Back August 28, 2011 - New York, NY A man walks around in the rain in New York August 28, 2011.


Hurricane Irene shuts down US nuclear reactors

TIME NewsFeed:  1:27 p.m. EDT: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 81 shelters served more than 9,000 evacuees last night as Irene stormed in. Despite erosion at the Rockaways and on Staten Island, the evacuation order will be lifted at 3 p.m. and all residents will be transported back to their homes.

TIME NewsFeed:  1:00 p.m. EDT: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter warns his city of possible record flooding that could be worse than Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The Schuylkill River is expected to crest at 2 p.m.

TIME NewsFeed:  12:43 p.m. EDT: As New England prepares for Irene’s havoc, North Carolina has started cleaning up after the hurricane that swept through yesterday. Emergency Management spokesman Ernie Seneca tells Fox News that N.C. has confirmed six deaths as they search through the debris. 225 roads remain closed across the state.

Two men inspect a house that a large tree fell on after a tornado spawned by Hurricane Irene touched down, on August 28, 2011 in Lewes, Delaware. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

TIME NewsFeed:  12:26 p.m. EDT: All public transportation in Boston is shuttered for the remainder of the day as the city gears up for Irene to pass through. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says buses and subways will be out of service until 8 a.m. Monday morning.

TIME NewsFeed:  12:21 p.m. EDT: 3.4 million people on the East Coast remain without power after Irene swept through. One N.J. power company says it may take 5-7 days to restore electricity to its 330,000 customers that were knocked out by the storm, Reuters reports.


Tornado warning issued for NYC’s Brooklyn, Queens as Hurricane Irene marches toward city

NEW YORK — The National Weather Service has briefly issued a tornado warning for Brooklyn and Queens in New York City as Hurricane Irene heads for the city.The agency said radar had spotted rotating clouds in a severe thunderstorm approaching the area before 4 a.m. Sunday. The agency says the warning expired at 4:15 a.m. Sunday with a report of a toppled tree in the area but no immediate confirmation of any tornadoes.

Apartment Building collapses in North Philadelphia

Police and firefighters were called to the 2600 block of North 11th Street around 1:00 a.m. when an apartment on top of a Chinese restaurant collapsed.

There are reports of several people who are trapped inside.

Police and firefighters were called to the 2600 block of North 11th Street around 1:00 a.m. Sunday when an apartment on top of a Chinese restaurant collapsed.



Hurricane Irene blasts New York

NEW YORK – Hurricane Irene tore Sunday into New York, hammering Manhattan’s skyscrapers with fierce winds and threatening to flood the financial district after killing at least nine people along the US east coast.

The first hurricane to hit the Big Apple for a generation swept in overnight, accompanied by lightening, reports of tornados and deafening rainfall. Wind strength grew steadily and was forecast to cross the 50 miles an hour mark before dawn, then up to a peak of 80 miles an hour.


Irene Blamed for At Least 9 Deaths & Maintains it’s Category 1 Status as Storm Moves Northeast

Hurricane Irene weakened Sunday but maintained its Category 1 status as it moved up the East Coast, shutting down New York and other cities in the storm’s path.

By late Saturday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the edge of Hurricane Irene had reached the city and it was no longer safe to be outside.

1:55 a.m. | It’s really starting to blow!

Experienced around Union Square, the wind is really starting to blow, and the rain is getting borderline torrential. A big change from an hour-and-a-half ago.

—Jan Jekielek

Norfolk at the height of Irene



11:22 p.m. | DC Loses Power as Hurricane Approaches

Epoch Times reporter Nick Zifcak said residents in DC’s northeast have lost power since 8 p.m. Due to heavy rain, water has been dripping through the roof of one house.

—Nick Zifcak via Cindy Drukier


New York, NY – NYC Mayor: Irene Here, No Longer Safe To Be Outside

A view of Manhattan from New Jersey. Andrew Sandine and Sarah Nunnally, from California, said Saturday that they would stay in a shelter until the storm passed.


Hurricane Irene: Twitter updates from across New Jersey

Hurricane Livestream

Hurricane Irene: 8 Known Dead, 2 Million Without Power

Hurricane Irene marches north, leaving at least 8 people dead and close to 2 million without power in the states it has already hit. Tonight it bore down on millions more from the Delmarva peninsula to the Jersey Shore and the New York metropolitan area.

Waves crash under Jeannette's Pier as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., Aug. 27, 2011. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)


TIME NewsFeed:  7:51 p.m. EDT: Irene is churning about 35 miles southeast of Norfolk, Va. with winds of up to 80 mph. Its directional speed has increased to 16 mph on a north-northeasterly path toward Philadelphia and New York, according to the Associated Press.

Irene pounded the North Carolina and Virginia coasts with fierce winds and heavy rain Saturday, killing at least six people, including two children, and leaving nearly one million people without power as it began a ferocious run up the East Coast….

TIME NewsFeed:    7:09 p.m. EDT: Hurricane Irene re-emerges over the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center says. It’s expected to remain a hurricane when it makes landfall again near Long Beach, N.Y. on Long Island.

Airlines canceled more than 9,000 flights for the weekend and another 250 on Monday

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Irene hits the Jersey coast, Pennsylvania

Death Toll Hits 5

Track Irene – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Another Earthquake Hits the East Coast – 2.9 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Upstate New York

Insurers Brace For A Big Bill From Irene’s March On New York

Irene Death Toll Rises to 4

A stranded sailboat founders in the surf along the Willoughby Spit area of Norfolk, Va. as Hurricane Irene hits Norfolk, Va., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. The live-aboard couple attempted to outrun the storm and got caught up in the high surf and wind. They were rescued by local fire and rescue personnel. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Steve Helber)

Governor sends National Guard troops to New York

Irene Topples Tree, Killing 11-Year-Old Boy in Virginia

Hurricane Hunters Provide Information From Within Irene (Fox Exclusive Video)

Hurricane irene devastation in Frederick, MD


New York City opened shelters after ordering 370,000 residents to leave low-lying neighborhoods and began an unprecedented shutdown of all mass transit as Hurricane Irene neared the most-populous U.S. metropolitan area….

Winds of up to 80 miles per hour from Hurricane Irene whipped ashore in North Carolina Saturday causing more than 400,000 homes and businesses to lose power. Officials there say at least three people died in hurricane-related incidents….

Irene Slams Into North Carolina Before Making Potentially Disastrous Run up East Coast (includes video)

Hurricane Irene pounded the North Carolina coast with fierce winds and heavy rain Saturday, killing at least one person and leaving roughly 350,000 people without power as it began a potentially devastating run up the East Coast….




Candice writes for several publications, including The Christian Post, Red State, The Black Sphere and Patriot Update. She is the Science & Tech Editor at the Minority Report Blog and the founder and Editor-in-Chief at Front Lines. She's also the founder of Candice Lanier's Tech News and works as a computer consultant. Additionally, Candice is an antiques dealer.