Aug 25, 2011
The sprawling, deadly storm is set to become a Category 4 system after roaring over the Bahamas overnight. The entire US East Coast is on alert.
The US is bracing for devastation as a large and dangerous storm roars towards the densely populated East Coast, including New York.
Hurricane Irene is forecast to become a lethal Category 4 storm with winds of 135 miles per hour by as early as today, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
Tourists have been fleeing from the storm’s path through the Caribbean in recent days as Irene gained in strength, pummeling the Bahamas last night as a Category 3 monster. Evacuations have begun from the islands off North Carolina, near where the storm is predicted to make landfall on Saturday.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 3:25 am