Tropical Storm Irene Coverage With Updates
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
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 …
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Norfolk at the height of Irene
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
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.
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.
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….
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….