Nags Head Atlantic Beach Irene
August 28, 2011 by staff
Nags Head Atlantic Beach Irene, At least nine people died, flooded the Outer Banks of North Carolina and more than 1 million homes and businesses were without electricity after Hurricane Irene began its collision course with New York today.
States to northern Maine are evacuating residents and the preparation of cuts caused by the hurricane, tropical storm force winds extend from the center to 290 miles (465 kilometers), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Residents in the greater New York area and beyond were forced to stay close to home as trains and subways stopped.
Firefighters in Chocowinity, North Carolina, could barely walk when faced with winds of 60 miles per hour to rescue people from houses whose roofs had been blown.
“Everyone talks about New York, New York, and forgot to North Carolina,” said Fire Chief Tommy Pendley in an interview. “I’ll tell you, if New York gets it, you’re screwed.”
Governor of Virginia, Robert McDonnell said the storm might push the water up to eight feet as it rolls through at high tide this afternoon, and the flood is “going to be important.” One hundred roads have been closed, and tunnels of the southeastern part of the state, and cities such as Newport News has established a curfew, McDonnell said at a news conference at 8 pm yesterday.
The governor spoke of many houses and cars crushed by trees, although the measure will not be known until today. “This is a very dangerous,” said McDonnell.
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