We were lucky in Florida the Hurrican just passed by with out so much as down pour. We did get some wind but only a few hours. That being said Carolina was not so luck! Waves move onto the beach as the Hurricane Irene approaches in Nags Head, NC, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (Gerry Broome - AP) Since Hurricane Irene made landfall off the coast of North Carolina early Saturday. Streets in Atlantic Beach, NC were left flooded by the storm. The Weather Channel's Jeff Morrow stands before the ripping waves in Atlantic Beach, as Irene passes through. Summer resident Jody Bowers braces himself from a blast of sand and driving rain. NORFOLK, Va. - Units from Commander, US 2nd Fleet stand able and ready Aug. 27 to support emergency response from the sea and land if requested in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Twenty-seven ships got underway from Hamptons Roads, Va. HACKENSACK, NJ — North Jersey residents are bracing not only for the storm surge expected to be produced by approaching Hurricane Irene but also heavy river flooding along the Passaic, Ramapo and Saddle rivers as the hurricane dumps up to 10 inches of rain.
Hurricane names have been used by meteorologists since 1953. An unidentified US Navy ship passes through the First Island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Va. The Navy routinely moves their ships out to the Atlantic Ocean when the area of Naval Station Norfolk is about to recieve a hurricane. Ocean City, Maryland (CNN) - At least four people are dead, hundreds of thousands are without power, and the damage from Hurricane Irene is just beginning. After days of anticipation, the now Category 1 storm came ashore in North Carolina Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the city of Boston due to heavy rains in the area. Hurrican Irene is bringing more than two inches of rain per hour to the South End and the rest of the city. A surfer takes advantage of the storm surge kicked up by Hurricane Irene in Montauk, New York August 27, 2011. By Grant McCool and Michael Fitzpatrick TOMS RIVER, New Jersey (Reuters) - More than a million people fled resort towns along the New Jersey shore line. Yes this is wild I can only hope this is not as bad as what happend to North Carolina earlier. To everyone up east be smart and be safe. Readers do click the links for more info.
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