A funnel cloud is shown in this Aug. 18 photo made in Wilmington, N.C.
Irene blobs started showing up after the hurricane/tropical storm hit the US East Coast late last month. One marine expert says the Irene blobs are a type of sponge.
Federal officials began to survey the damage caused by hurricane Irene – from continued power outages to communities still stranded by floodwaters.
Hurricane Irene has caused a reported four deaths so far. Officials warn that storm surges and flooding could be greater because of the new moon arriving Sunday night.