Hurricane Irene, the first of the 2011 season, has done damage in the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. People on the East Coast of the US are now readying themselves for their own imminent encounter with the storm. If you live in that part of the country, what can you do to protect your home and your loved ones?
Hurricane Irene, with winds of 120 m.p.h., is now on a track to make landfall in North Caroline, then move toward New York and New Engalnd.
Hurricane Irene is forecast to pass very close to the Big Apple this weekend. What would happen if a major hurricane struck New York?
Hurricane Irene has already prompted evacuations in sections of North Carolina's Outer Banks. A key reason for the evacuations is concern about Irene's potential storm surge.
After delivering a glancing blow Saturday to North Carolina's Outer Banks, hurricane Irene is projected to cross the eastern tip of Long Island and make landfall near the Connecticut-Rhode Island border overnight Sunday.
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