Hurricane Irene

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    Quick fix will restore main Outer Banks highway in a month

    A temporary manufactured bridge will be installed across the largest breach at Hatteras Island, restoring traffic on N.C. 12 within a month, Gov. Bev Perdue announced Friday. Hatteras Island has been cut off from the mainland since Hurricane Irene's storm surge washed out big chunks of the highway...


    Irene wasn't overhyped for rural areas on East Coast

    While many in major East Coast cities wondered whether officials over-prepared the public for Hurricane Irene, the answer from the mostly rural areas hardest hit by the storm was unequivocally no.


    Irene damage reaches about $7 billion, a limited impact

    Hurricane Irene is now in the history books, to be remembered as a storm that could've been a whole lot worse. Even so, flooding left in Irene's wake had experts Monday revising cost estimates upward, now expected to exceed $7 billion in the United States.


    Irene heads north as death toll mounts, floodwaters rise

    Already a killer storm, Irene sloshed through the New York metropolitan area Sunday, briefly flooding parts of the city and severing power to a million people but not provoking the doomsday urban disaster that had been feared. Diminished to a tropical storm and racing to its own demise in New England...


    North Carolina rescuers search for Irene victims

    Rescue crews are fanning out across the eastern part of the state in search of people still trapped by the rising waters brought by Hurricane Irene, which has left tens of thousands without power today and cut off highway access to Corolla and Hatteras on the Outer Banks. Late yesterday and early...


    It's not glamorous to cover a hurricane

    As darkness fell Saturday a surge of water from the sound flooded Nags Head, in what served as Hurricane Irene's final curse on this spit of sand that guards against the Atlantic Ocean. Just then, my cellphone rang. "I think you'll be dining on your own," said News & Observer photographer Shawn ...


    In southeastern North Carolina, they've seen worse

    Hurricane Irene sloshed and blew her way ashore early Saturday at the southeastern coast, bringing localized flooding, downed trees, power outages and contributing to a possible drowning. By early evening Irene was still dumping rain, bending trees and snatching hats from people's heads. But despite...


    Two dead, many without power in North Carolina

    At least two people have died, more than 227,000 homes and businesses are without power, and two piers have been seriously damaged as Hurricane Irene moves across North Carolina's coastal sounds after making landfall this morning near Cape Lookout. Flooding is severe around the southern sounds.


    At least 10,000 lose power in S.C. Grand Strand

    As the sun rose Saturday morning along South Carolina's Grand Strand, emergency officials were starting their days with no significant impact from Hurricane Irene, though about 10,000 were without power.


    Irene appears to have left South Carolina relatively unscathed

    South Carolinians can breathe a collective sigh of relief today as Hurricane Irene appears to have left the Palmetto State relatively unscathed. The storm weakened overnight but not before whipping the coast of South Carolina with winds of up to 40-55 mph.

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