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BACKGROUND - Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene 2011 is a major tropical cyclone impacting the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States, projected to make landfall in the New York City area on Sunday. Forecast models have shown at least 65 million people in its projected path. In preparation for the storm, thousands are being evacuated in North Carolina, New Jersey and elsewhere, and New York City plans to shut down all mass transit beginning Saturday at noon. Track Irene's latest projected path here. Find tips to prepare for a hurricane here. For those in New York, resources on how to prepare, including an evacuation map, can be found here.

LIVE BLOG - Hurricane Irene 2011
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08/29/2011 7:47 PM
Death Toll Reaches 38
AP reports: MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The full measure of Hurricane Irene's fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electrici ...Read More
08/29/2011 7:12 PM
Beach Erosion Photos
Southampton Patch posts aerial photos of erosion suffered by Hamptons beaches. The photos can be viewed here.
08/29/2011 6:16 PM
Irene Is 4th Deadliest Storm In Last 30 Years
@ GOOD : Irene wasn't overhyped: It's already the fourth deadliest storm in the last 30 years. http://t.co/VZvHYc5
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New York Braces For Hurricane Irene (PHOTOS)
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Irene
Floodwaters rise at dusk from the Albemarle Sound on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene leaves the North Carolina coast. Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)