Damaged power lines burn in Nag's Head as Hurricane Irene hits the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday, a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent tens of thousands of Americans fleeing for safety. Irene packed sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour as it made landfall near the southern end of a slender chain of barrier islands that ring the North Carolina Coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.
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- Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
- Disasters and Accidents
- Hurricane Irene (2011)
- Outer Banks
- National Hurricane Center