August 28, 2011 Now just a tropical storm, Irene pummeled New York and the Northeast Coast with intense wind and rain. But speaking on Sunday, President Obama said areas are still at risk of flooding and urged people to continue to listen to the guidance of their state and local officials in the coming days.
August 27, 2011 Parts of New York City are under evacuation orders, with more than 370,000 people ordered to leave low-lying areas as Hurricane Irene approaches the city. But on Saturday afternoon, at least, some residents were making the most of it.
August 27, 2011 Hurricane Irene has forced airlines to cancel more than 9,000 flights this weekend, with the AP reporting 3,600 cancellations on Saturday alone. United Continental and Delta Air Lines have each announced thousands of cancellations for the period between Saturday and Monday.
August 27, 2011 The seniors are refusing to leave Atlantic City. The governor says he can't arrest them, but he's sending buses and wants them to get on so they can be taken to shelters.
August 27, 2011 Three fatalities in North Carolina underscore why authorities are strongly urging anyone in an area affected by Irene to stay inside. In Virginia, a child reportedly died when a tree fell on his home.
August 27, 2011 Though Hurricane Irene has weakened somewhat, the mayor noted, that hasn't lessened the danger to the nation's most populous city. "The great danger to us is from the [potential] storm surge," Bloomberg said.
August 27, 2011 One of the largest and potentially most damaging hurricanes to hit the East Coast in decades is heading slowly north. The storm is expected to pass right over New York City and into New England later this weekend. At least four storm-related deaths have been reported, and more than 630,000 homes and businesses are without power.
August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene has caused President Obama to cut short his stay in Martha's Vineyard. Obama and the traveling White House will now leave Friday evening instead of Saturday morning.And a good thing, too. Many grocery stores in the Washington, D.C. areas have already run out of bottled water and there's been a run on packaged foods like Pop Tarts as well.
August 26, 2011 The mayor issues a mandatory evacuation order as Irene bears down on the East Coast. An estimated 250,000 people are affected.
August 26, 2011 Though the hurricane has weakened slightly and its projected track has been nudged east just a bit, it's still headed for what could be a devastating collision with the East Coast of the U.S.
August 25, 2011 Upbeat earnings news from Europe has helped lift the mood in stock markets.
August 25, 2011 Irene has "roared across the Bahamas archipelago" and remains on track to hit the North Carolina coast on Saturday and then soak much of the Eastern seaboard over the weekend and into next week as it chugs north.