Hurricane Irene continued on a path early Friday to lash much of the East Coast – and not just coastal areas. Inland areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England are at risk of flash floods.
People who came out on the street after an earthquake look up at a window that cracked during the quake on Market Street in Philadelphia, on Aug. 23. A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York, and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama was vacationing.
Virginia quake: It was a magnitude 5.9. Earthquake metrics help us compare different earthquakes, but what does a 5.0 versus a 6.0 actually feel like?
Virginia quake: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook much of Washington, D.C. and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.
Hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Monday. Forecasts show it will miss Florida, but Irene may grow as it moves toward the Carolinas.