Hurricane Irene takes aim to Northeast largest cities

By on Aug 28, 2011 in United States, Weather, World Comments

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Hurricane Irene reportedly moving its path on largest cities in the Northeast after it pummelled the East Coast and brought power shut down to millions of houses.

According to reports, Ocean City, Maryland was hit on early Sunday, August 28, 2011 while Irene is crossing New York City.

While on its path, Irene gave 11 inches of rain to Ocean City before its eye totally get into it.

Moreover, Bob Rhode of the city office of emergency management told reports that vehicles were being thwarted to respond to 911 calls when Irene attained its winds to 50mph.

“No one goes out. No one moves.” He was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center reportedly showed on its website as of 2 a.m. ET Sunday that Hurricane Irene sustained its utmost winds of 80 mph. It was seen 15 miles south-southeast of Ocean City, Maryland and about 195 miles south-southwest of New York City. It had issued an observation for possible tornado through several areas including New York and New Jersey.

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