Hurricane Irene a Major Threat to Northeast

Hurricane Irene is “likely to be the most impactful hurricane to hit the East Coast in at least several decades!” according to the Weather Channel.

Referred to as an “extraordinary threat,” Irene is expected to affect the East Coast, beginning with North Carolina, sometime this evening.

Spectacular is that Irene contains tropical-force winds up to 430 miles wide. According to the Weather Channel, the hurricane’s wind field is larger than both Hurricane Ike (2008) and Hurricane Katrina (2005) at maximum size.

Weather warnings are being issued all along the East Coast as residents are warned to prepare for the possibly historic hurricane. Mass power outages are also being predicted.

Fore more information on Hurricane Irene, visit the Weather Channel by clicking here.

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