Although hurricanes often call to mind raging winds and toppling trees, some of the worst destruction caused by these storms comes in the form of rain. Hurricane Irene, which roared up the U.S. East Coast in late August 2011, was no exception. Flooding was reported from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to New England. Rainfall from Hurricane Irene
Hurricane Irene Hurricane Irene is a large and dangerous storm. In this image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 25, bands of thunderstorms spiral tightly around a dense center, forming the circular shape of a well-developed hurricane. At the time the image was taken, 11:50 a.m.
Hurricane Irene - Updated August 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene wound up by most estimates as one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. While ultimately not as powerful as many had predicted, the storm still killed at least 27 people along its path from the Caribbean to the eastern seaboard. Transportation was shut down all along the east coast, stranding residents and tourists in shelters, airports, and train stations. More than 5.8 million customers lost electricity, thousands of flights were cancelled, flooding washed out roads and destroyed homes, and evacuation orders were issued for hundreds of thousands. Gathered here are pictures from the Hurricane's path. -- Lane Turner (44 photos total) Billy Stinson comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood on August 28, 2011 in Nags Head, N.C. Hurricane Irene
Photograph by Steve Helber, AP Even as clouds went from gray to white and sunshine again struck much of the coast Sunday, officials cautioned that the danger hadn't gone with the wind and rain. Flooding is seen as a major threat as Irene's storm surges swell inland waterways. "Our focus really is now on the next 72 hours," U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate said at a press conference Sunday. "We may not yet have all the impacts from the storm as rivers continue to come up." Hurricane Irene Pictures: Flooding, Damage in New York, Beyond
National Hurricane Center
Hurricane IRENE Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center Click image to zoom in – Download GIS data Other images: 5-Day track on – 3-Day track on – 3-Day track off – Interactive Click Here for a Printer Friendly Graphic Note: If a storm is expected to dissipate within 5 days, its track will be shorter
Hurricane Season 2011: Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Ocean) Landsat 5 Satellite Sees Irene-Generated Sediment in New York Harbor In the wake of Hurricane Irene’s heavy rains, sediment filled many rivers and bays along the U.S. East Coast. In this true-color satellite image from the Landsat 5 satellite on Aug. 31, 2011, pale green and tan water flows past Manhattan and mixes with the darker waters of New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Lighter green and tan areas have more suspended silt and sand than dark blue waters. Hurricane Season 2011: Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Ocean)
Irene Cir, Hurricane, Putnam, West Virginia 25526, États-Unis
The Weather Channel Livestream
Of the dozen or so Hurricane Irene tracking maps I viewed, the most informative were these: If you see other notable maps, post a link in a comment or mention @Poynter in a tweet. Four suggestions so far: The Google Crisis Response map of Hurricane Irene enables users to layer information, including evacuation routes, radar, power outages.StormPulse shows the size of the wind field and distances to cities.The Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s IbisEye, a comprehensive, full-screen map tracks the path, forecast, wind, barometric pressure and past storms.Weather Underground is an always-reliable source of maps. Weather Channel, MSNBC, WCTI top list of most informative Hurricane Irene tracking maps
The Washington Post - Hurricane tracker: Weather information, path forecasts and storm tips Hurricane Tracker Forecast tracks are the latest from the National Hurricane Center. Pan, zoom, and click on points along the storm's projected track for intensity forecasts.Click on shaded regions and icons for watch, warning and advisory info.
Hurricane Irene Tracking Map
Mapping NYC hurricane UPDATED (8/25/11 9am): We’ve added a temporary map layer on OASIS showing the locations of NYC’s hurricane evacuation centers. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/oBsUY8 . It’s easy to use:Hover your mouse over each one to highlight it (the site details will also be highlighted in the panel on the right).Click on a map marker to bring the site details up to the top of the list.Double-click on a site in the list and the map will zoom in right to that location.You can type in your address above the map to see if you’re in an area that’s at risk of storm impacts, and how close you are to an evacuation center. The OASIS map automatically also shows any nearby subway stations. And you can add any other layers from the Legend list to the right of the map.
2011 Hurricane Season Google Crisis
Hurricane Irene Threatens East Coast of US, New York City Prepares
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27 août 2011 Saisi ici le 26 août à 530 kilomètres au sud-ouest du cap Hatteras, en Caroline du Nord, le centre de l’Ouragan Irène remonte vers les principales villes de la côte est des Etats-Unis à la vitesse de 22 km/h. Ce premier ouragan atlantique de la saison 2011 devrait aussi être le premier à toucher terre depuis 2008. L’arrivée sur la Caroline du Nord est prévue pour ce samedi matin, tandis que la mégalopole new yorkaise devrait être atteinte dans la foulée dimanche. Avec des rafales atteignant les 177 km/h et de forts vents sur une zone de plus de 460 km de diamètre, Irène pourrait causer d’importants dégâts sur sa trajectoire, où résident plus de 50 millions de personnes. Irène s’apprête à toucher terre
L'ouragan Irène aborde la côte Est, New York en état d'alerte - ÉTATS-UNIS
Having weakened slightly overnight, but still a powerful Category 2 hurricane, Irene is still tracking northward along the U.S. eastern coastline with 110 mph sustained winds. Irene is not expected to strengthen significantly, as dry air and light to moderate vertical shear will prevent intensification. However, very warm ocean temperatures in the vicinity of coastal North Carolina always provide the possibility for the storm to increase slightly in strength before landfall in the vicinity of the Outer Banks. Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Category 2 Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks
Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Hurricane Irene in its Raw Form