Hurricane Irene 2011 Weather Channel
August 27, 2011 by USA Post
Hurricane Irene 2011 Weather Channel, U.S. Air Force Airmen of Public Works, filled sandbags on Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, DC, August 25, 2011 in preparation for Hurricane Irene. In addition, all U.S. Navy ships Hampton Roads, Virginia, ordered the launch today have sortied in preparation for Hurricane Irene.
In total, twenty-seven ships left and out of the path of the storm around midday on Saturday. These ships will be with 11 other ships remain at sea at a safe distance from the path of the hurricane is expected.
Hurricane Irene is expected to reach U.S. East Coast during the weekend and can bring strong winds and flooding. The Weather Channel has been keeping up with Hurricane Irene with all the latest news and reports – on television and online. They are asking for Hurricane Irene, “an extraordinary threat” and “potentially devastating” to have people who take seriously the hurricane.
Preparing for Hurricane Irene
Be aware of the latest weather forecasts.
Make a plan for your family, business and property.
Get a disaster preparedness kit with critical supplies, including important documents and medications. Click here to see a list of items you should put on your computer.
Get flood insurance.
Have a safety plan – more on creating a family disaster plan.
Read more tips from FEMA for the safety of your family and valuable possessions.
The Weather Channel has the fully customizable weather maps, weather forecasts and detailed local severe weather alerts and a notification bar with the current temperature and the indicator of severe weather alert to keep you informed at all times. They also have an application for your smartphone.
Evacuations expected in some areas
The state of emergency has been declared in Maryland and Virginia before the storm reaches the area.
In Ocean City, Maryland, have declared a state of local emergency, and people have asked to stop Ocean City at 5 pm Friday by a safer place.
Hurricane Irene, a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph, can become even stronger before landfall, expected late Saturday near Morehead City, North Carolina.
“There will be an impact on eastern North Carolina,” said Bill Read, National Hurricane Center director, told reporters in a teleconference this morning. “The storm will be sustained winds of 115 miles per hour approaching the North Carolina coast Saturday morning.”
Evacuation orders are in force for more than 200,000 people along the east coast of the United States in preparation for Hurricane Irene made landfall.
Over 65 million people, or one in five Americans, can be affected by the storm, which is expected to snake from North Carolina to Maine in the coming days, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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