Hurricane Irene was just a tropical storm by the time it hit New England. But its trip up the East Coast claimed an estimated 35 lives and left a path of destruction whose cost is magnified by a weak economy.
Hurricane Irene could gain some strength over the day, but the storm is likely to quickly weaken again as it heads north toward more populated areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England.
Defying expectations, hurricane Irene weakened Friday afternoon – and opportunity for rebuilding its intensity is limited. North Carolina and the inland northeast remain at high risk for flooding.
Hurricane Irene may disrupt tourist activity along the Outer Banks and the rest of the East Coast. But it's unlikely to kill it.
The track for hurricane Irene has the potential Category 3 storm crashing into the US near Beaufort, N.C., where officials are pleading with residents to evacuate.
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 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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Gas prices decline, helping to fuel tourism in North and South Carolina. The fall in gas prices and pent-up demand could give the Carolinas one of their best tourist seasons since the Great Recession.