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.
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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.
Hurricane Irene is still a dangerous Category 1 as storm nears North Carolina.
Hurricane warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York.
US East Coast was hit by a 5.8-magnitude earth quake at 1:51 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday.
The epicenter was 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Mineral, Virginia, and 84 miles (135 kilometers) away from Washington, D.C.
People ran out of their houses, tall buildings and offices.
Parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.
Some people did not know that was an earth quake and thought that it was an explosion, a bomb or a terrorist attack on their buildings.
The quake was felt as far north as Toronto, as far west as Indiana and Kentucky and as far south as Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.
At least 45 people were killed in the deadly storms and tornadoes in North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Virginia, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
A lot of people were injured during the 3 days disaster.
I am very sad and sorry for all the victims, their families and friends.
Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?
If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.