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Hurricane Irene

By Tanuroy
  • Irene becomes a tropical storm

    Irene becomes a tropical storm
    Irene is a tropical storm now and is causing warnings to be issued in Puerto Rico and other islands nearby. NOAA
  • Irene becomes a hurricane

    Hurricane Irene causes flooding, power outages, and falling trees in Puerto Rico. It also starts to threaten South Carolina and Florida.
    NOAA
  • Category 2

    Category 2
    Hurricane Irene is now a category two hurricane. CNN/WSVN
  • Weakens to category 1

    Hurricane Irene loses some of its steam, but still is likely to stay as a major storm.
  • Category 3

    Category 3
    As hurricane Irene heads to toward the east coast, it regains strength and becomes a category 3. The windspeed is around 115 mph.

    NOAA
  • Preparation for Irene

    Evacuations along the coast and goveners declare states of emergency.
  • HIgh Waves in NC

    HIgh Waves in NC
    High waves and swells hit NC as hurricane Irene approaches.
  • Category 2...again

    Category 2...again
    Irene slows to a category 2 hurricane but it could grow stronger according to forecasters. Irene was last seen with sustained winds of 105 mph. NASA/NOAA GOES Project
  • Category 1

    At 3:04, Irene loses some of its power just before it makes landfall in NC
  • Landfall in NC

    Hurricane Irene makes landfall in NC at 7:34 a.m.
  • Irene as it moves up the east coast.

    As Irene goes up the east coast, there are power outages and atleast 7 people dead in NC and VA. NASA/NOAA GOES Project
  • Damages so far

    As Irene moves up the East coast, it causes power outages and kills atleast 7 people in NC and VA.
    NASA/NOAA GOES Project
  • Irene approaches NJ and NY

    Irene approaches NJ and NY
    Hurricane Irene comes closer to NY and NJ.
  • Before landfall in NY & NJ

    Before landfall in NY & NJ
    3 million people lose power in NY and NJ at 7:16. Also at 9:00 a.m, Irene becomes a tropical storm (65 mph) just before landfall in Coney Island.
  • No longer a tropical system.

    No longer a tropical system.
    At 10:59, Irene is no longer a tropical system and warnigs for the east coast are over. But Irene still had 50 mph winds.
  • Back to Normal

    Back to Normal
    As Hurricane Irene leaves town, bussineses and transportation reopened. Buses, airplanes, trains and roads are back to normal.
    Also, since many Vermont towns were cut off by flooding, National Guard Helicopters bring food and water to these towns.
    In the end the death toll was around 45 people including Puerto Rico.