HURRICANE IRENE

  • A year after Irene, US prepares for superstorm October 27, 2012

    Duck: A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks on Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for a rare megastorm that experts said would cause much greater havoc. Hurricane Sandy, moving north from the Caribbean, was expected to make...
  • Obama pledges federal help for Irene recovery September 5, 2011

    Paterson: US President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rainswollen and fastrushing Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey's thirdlargest city, and said on Sunday that the federal government would work to rebuild towns recovering from Hurricane Irene's wrath. The Passaic, which had washed over the bridge, swept through the...
  • US: East struggles to recover from Irene September 1, 2011

    Killington: Running low on food and money, Vermont residents stranded by flooded roads relied upon provisions dropped by National Guard troops to get by Wednesday while the rest of the East Coast labored to recover from the wrath of the hurricaneturnedtropical storm known as Irene. At Killington Elementary School, residents came...
  • Vermont, New Jersey flooded as Irene spares NYC August 30, 2011

    Fairfield: New Jersey and Vermont struggled with their worst flooding in decades on Monday, a day after Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked US Northeast with torrential rain, dragging away homes and submerging neighborhoods underwater. The massive storm churned up the US East Coast over the weekend killing at least 38...
  • New York City back to business after Irene August 30, 2011

    New York: New York City was back to business on Monday after Hurricane Irene but hundreds of thousands of people who normally travel in from the surrounding area faced a difficult commute as flooding knocked out some transit routes. Farther north, Vermont was battling the state's worst flooding since 1927 after...
  • Minissha Lamba stranded due to Hurricane Irene August 29, 2011

    Mumbai: A Bollywood actress has been held captive by Hurricane Irene which struck the US East Coast on Sunday. Minissha Lamba, who is in New York for an IndiaUS cultural event, is stuck on the 22nd floor of a hotel and is likely to remain there till the hurricane blows...
  • US: Hurricane Irene weakens but remains a threat August 29, 2011

    Hurricane Irene which hit New York and the US east coast has weakened but still poses a threat. It's now been downgraded to a tropical storm. ...
  • Tropical Storm Jose brushes past Bermuda August 29, 2011

    Bermuda: Tropical Storm Jose spun just to the west of Bermuda on Sunday, buffeting the wealthy British territory with gusty winds and intermittent showers before heading out into the open Atlantic. The 10th named storm of the season passed about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda with sustained winds of...
  • US: Hurricane Irene death toll rises to 20 August 29, 2011

    New York: Hurricane Irene swept through Manhattan on Sunday but reserved the worst of its fury for towns and suburbs up and down the northeastern United States where driving rain and flood tides inundated homes and cut power to millions. On its march up the East Coast over the weekend, the...
  • US officials urge vigilance as Irene weakens August 29, 2011

    Washington: Obama administration officials said on Sunday that the worst of Tropical Storm Irene may be over for many on the East Coast, though they urged communities still in the storm's path to remain vigilant. President Barack Obama and top administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner...
  • After Irene: Severe flooding feared within days August 29, 2011

    Kill Devil Hills: From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene's winds and storm surge fell short of the doomsday predictions. But the danger is far from over, With rivers still rising, severe flooding is feared across much of the East Coast over the next few days. More than 4.5 million...
  • Hurricane Irene: advisors update President Obama August 28, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama held a video conference on Sunday with key officials involved in the response to Hurricane Irene as the storm pounded New York City with winds and heavy rain. "The President was updated on the response and recovery efforts that are currently under way in coordination with state...
  • India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar and Bhupendra Chaubey August 28, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Suhasini Haidar and Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • Millions left in darkness as Irene batters US August 28, 2011

    Washington: Hurricane Irene slammed eastern parts of the United States with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving millions powerless, thousands forced to evacuate, with reports of at least 10 dead and substantial damages to properties. US President Barack Obama himself was on top of the things personally monitoring the preparedness of...
  • New York shuts down ahead of Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011

    New York: Times Square emptied out and evacuation shelters filled up as New York City shut down on Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene, which charged up the East Coast on a direct path toward the world financial capital. New Yorkers deserted the streets and took cover from a rare hurricane headed...
  • Last stop: Subways start shutting down in NYC August 27, 2011

    New York: The United States of America's largest subway system was beginning to shut down on Saturday and the typically bustling city became unusually quiet as the first rain from Hurricane Irene fell on Manhattan. Sidewalks, streets and bridges were nearly empty. Businesses were closed. Subway riders raced to catch the...
  • US: Hurricane Irene hits North Carolina August 27, 2011

    North Carolina: Hurricane Irene howled ashore in North Carolina on Saturday on a path that triggered evacuations in New York and threatened the densely populated East Coast with flooding and power outages. New York City ordered unprecedented evacuations and transit shutdowns as states from the Carolinas to Maine declared emergencies due...
  • US on high alert as Hurricane Irene closes in August 27, 2011

    Wilmington: Hurricane Irene closed in on the US Atlantic coast on Friday, triggering emergency preparations that included unprecedented evacuations and mass transit shutdowns in New York City as the menacing storm approached. As Irene careened north, rain and tropical storm force winds and ferocious surf began pummeling the North Carolina coast....
  • Hurricane Irene: NY orders mandatory evacuation August 26, 2011

    New York: Authorities in New York City ordered mandatory evacuation of all lowlying areas before Hurricane Irene hits, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday. Bloomberg told a press conference that the evacuation estimated at more than 250,000 people could begin when shelters open at 4 pm. "We've never done a...
  • US: Hurricane Irene tightens aim on East Coast August 26, 2011

    New York: A state of emergency has been declared in New York as the US East Coast geared up for hurricane Irene which is expected to make its first landfall over the weekend and dump about 15 inches of rain in the area. Governor Andrew Cuomo said measures were being put...