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Strengthening T.S. Chris remaining stationary off East Coast

Tropical Storm Chris is remaining stationary, just 215 miles off the coast of North Carolina today, but its winds are strengthening - as expected- in preparation for Chris becoming a hurricane.

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.

Op-Ed: The irony of hurricane Sandy and Eric Cantor's campaign ads

Is Hurricane Sandy coming just days ahead of the election bad timing for Eric Cantor and the house Republicans? For some it serves as a daily reminder of their position following Hurricane Irene.

Report: Bing publishes most-searched news stories of this year

New York - From the acquittal of Casey Anthony to the death of Osama bin Laden to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the year 2011 had quite a year when it came to the news. Bing recently released the top most-searched news stories of 2011.

Senate approves deal to prevent government shutdown

Washington - Concerns regarding a possible shutdown of the US government were erased as the Senate approved a "complex" deal through a 79-12 bipartisan vote on Monday.

Tropical storm rains threaten Appalachia with flash floods

New Orleans - Tropical Storm Lee dumped over a foot of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi and continues on a northeast trek threatening the Appalachian states with torrential rains and flash flooding to continue through Wednesday.

New Jersey residents clean up in wake of Hurricane Irene Special

Cranford - Though Hurricane Irene moved through Northern New Jersey as a tropical storm, her impact on the area's many riverside communities was quite devastating.

Tropical Storm Katia forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Katia, the 11th named storm of the hurricane season, has formed and continues to gain strength as she races across the Atlantic ocean.

Worst flooding in 100 years hits Vermont, thanks to Irene Special

Waitsfield - Inland flooding in Vermont, caused by Hurricane Irene, has left towns and communities coping with some of the region's worst flooding in a century as they deal with washed out roads, bridges, stranded residents, and destroyed historic districts.

Op-Ed: Hurricane Irene and non-stop media coverage

Hurricane Irene is gone now and the damage left behind is wide spread, but not as great as feared. The media coverage was heavy throughout the weekend, almost non-stop.

Photo Essay: Americans capture Hurricane Irene's impact

Across the U.S. east coast, Americans snapped photos of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene. From New York to the Pennsylvania, floods overflowed parks and roads became rivers.

Sewage foam covers reporter covering Irene

Ocean City - Some people who work at journalism are more committed to the job than others, and some of those people are truly more committed than I.

Hurricane Irene in Monmouth County, NJ Special

Howell - Hurricane Irene has all but left New Jersey. She won't soon be forgotten as she left various levels of damage in her wake.

Hurricane Irene invades New York City in the dead of night

New York - New York City for once was asleep as Hurricane Irene roared in with sustained winds of up to 80 miles an hour. Water is expected to rise as much as eight feet which would play havoc with the city's underground vaults.

Hurricane news from Monmouth County NJ Special

Howell - Hurricane Irene is moving into Monmouth County NJ. The State of New Jersey is under a state of emergency. Rain, wind and tides are leading to flood conditions.

Hurricane Irene creates panic as airports shut down

New York - Thousands of flights have been cancelled at airports in the northeast as Hurricane Irene continues to roll up the east coast bringing with her torrential rains and 85 mph winds.

Hurricane Irene has made landfall in North Carolina, NYC prepares

Hurricane Irene reached the shores of North Carolina with 85 mph winds at 6:15 a.m. Saturday. Thousands of residents and visitors to the state's beach towns had already left before the waves slammed the coast.

Checklist for Hurricane and Disaster Survival

As Hurricane Irene begins to batter the East Coast of the United States, Disaster Preparedness has suddenly become a very real issue. Here's what you can do to keep safe in very rough moments.

NYC issues first ever mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Irene

New York - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuation of almost 300,000 residents as the city prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to impact the city beginning Saturday evening.

Hurricane Irene on collision course with North Carolina

Nags Head - The window of opportunity to leave coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Irene is closing as the massive storm edges closer to the eastern seaboard on a collision course with North Carolina. Irene is expected to continue her destructive path north to Canada.

New York subways could be shut down due to Hurricane Irene

New York - The city that never sleeps is preparing to shut down their subway system as New York City prepares for Hurricane Irene's arrival.

Canada: Forecasters expect Irene in Maritimes Sunday night Special

Dartmouth - Hurricane Irene is on track to hit eastern Canada late Sunday into early Monday, say forecasters, and its impact will be felt throughout the region.

State of emergency declared, Navy moves fleet ahead of Irene

Richmond - Seven states have declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Irene, which is expected to affect the eastern seaboard beginning Friday night. In Norfolk, Virginia the Navy has moved the Second Fleet out to sea ahead of the massive storm.

Hurricane Irene strengthens to Category 3 storm, pounds Bahamas

The Bahamas continues to be pounded by winds of 115 mph from Hurricane Irene as the Category 3 storm makes her way across the islands this morning, while in the U.S. FEMA prepares for a major threat to the eastern seaboard.

Hurricane Irene threatens the east coast, could impact 80 million

Residents on the Atlantic coast are stocking up on supplies in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival, while in the Bahamas authorities are preparing for the massive storm to strike.

Hurricane Irene batters Caribbean, aims for Florida coast

Tropical Storm Irene was upgraded to a hurricane after she battered Puerto Rico packing 80 mph winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Irene, the first named storm of the season, has her eye on Florida and is expected to impact the Sunshine State by the weekend.
 

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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 23  2011.
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 23, 2011.
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This photo of Hurricane Irene was photographed from onboard the International Space station at 19:14...
This photo of Hurricane Irene was photographed from onboard the International Space station at 19:14:09 GMT on Aug. 24, 2011. The image, captured with a 38--mm lens, reveals the eye at center frame.
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A North Carolina beach in Emerald Isle before Hurricane Irene touches down
A North Carolina beach in Emerald Isle before Hurricane Irene touches down
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A New York car tries to protect itself from the oncoming Hurricane Irene
A New York car tries to protect itself from the oncoming Hurricane Irene
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Hurricane Irene east coast threat level prediction.
Hurricane Irene east coast threat level prediction.
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Hurricane Irene fells a tree in NYC  at Prospect Park West & 15th St.
Hurricane Irene fells a tree in NYC, at Prospect Park West & 15th St.
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Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville  NJ
Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville, NJ
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Hurricane Irene  as seen from space on Aug. 25  2011
Hurricane Irene, as seen from space on Aug. 25, 2011
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just a local view
Hurricane Irene s projected path based on computer models available on Aug. 23  2011.
Hurricane Irene's projected path based on computer models available on Aug. 23, 2011.
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Hurricane Irene causing flooding in a Bronx park
Hurricane Irene causing flooding in a Bronx park
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Flooding on Howard Street in Elkton  Maryland
Flooding on Howard Street in Elkton, Maryland
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
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More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City  Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard s Fifth Regim...
More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Md
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Hurricane Irene- Aug. 26  2011.
Hurricane Irene- Aug. 26, 2011.
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Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irene as she pounds the Bahama s on Aug. 25  2011.
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irene as she pounds the Bahama's on Aug. 25, 2011.
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Hurricane Irene 2011: A boarded up window of J. Antonio Gallery in New York.
Hurricane Irene 2011: A boarded up window of J. Antonio Gallery in New York.
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A New York grocery store is depleted during Hurricane Irene
A New York grocery store is depleted during Hurricane Irene
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