Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina coast Saturday. Top emergency management officials urge residents all along the East Coast to make preparations now.
Hurricane Irene was captured on video and in photos from the International Space Station by US astronaut Ron Garan.
Hurricane Irene hit the Dominican Republic as a Category 2 storm Tuesday, but early reports indicate that most areas have been spared massive damage.
Hurricane Irene has strengthened and could become a Category 3 as it slams into Bahamas, Tuesday.
Hispaniola and the southern Bahamas are on alert, as hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 1 storm Monday. Hurricane Irene is forecast to track 120 miles east of Cape Canaveral by late Friday.