Atlantic Beach North Carolina

August 28, 2011 by USA Post 

Atlantic Beach North CarolinaAtlantic Beach North Carolina, Chief Meteorologist Mike Francis recently gave the latest on the hurricane Irene, as he traveled to the North Carolina coast. Around 4 pm, the eye of the storm passed north. Winds on the beach in Nags Head picked up a level from 70 to 75 mph. That speed was maintained for some time.

Officials do not yet have an estimate of all damages, but is known to a pier in Atlantic Beach was washed away, and that there have been several power outages throughout the coast. Officials are in pursuit of a possibility of tornadoes.

More than 2 million people in the east coast have been told to seek safer ground. For the first time New York City ordered its subway system closed due to impending natural disasters. Airline flights that were canceled in the thousands.
There have been two casualties as they can be directly attributed to the storm. Nash County, Emergency Management Director Brian Bantley reported that a man living in a rural area of?? The province was walking outside his house when a tree branch fell on him. Police Captain Chad Calloway of the Goldsboro police reported an accident that claimed the life of a child at an intersection where traffic lights had been eliminated due to the storm. The accident probably would not have happened if the light at the intersection work continues. Rescuers continue to search for a man known to have either fallen or jumped into the Cape Fear River in Castle Hayne Friday, August 26. Strong winds and heavy rains affected the search originally.

In this article you learned about the damage Hurricane Irene has already done to North Carolina. It is not known how much property damage has been done, and the storm has already claimed two lives. More than 2 million people evacuated from the area in search of higher ground and more secure, and the system of New York subway has been closed.

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