Skip to content
On Sunday August 28, 2011, the center of Hurricane Irene passed over the Central Park in New York City at midmorning with the storm packing 65 mph winds.
Heavy rains flooded some areas in New York City.
At least 26 people were killed in the US East Coast so far because of the hurricane.
The hurricane also caused some tornado.
Some areas in the U.S. East Coast are still flooded.
On Saturday August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene was a deadly category one storm when it made landfall at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, near a chain of barrier islands.
At least eight people were killed so far.
Irene knocked out power supplies for some 900,000 people, triggered the cancellation of more than 8,000 flights, and forced nearly two million people to evacuate.