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    An unfolding tragedy in America

    Hurricane Irene hit the North Carolinian coast earlier this morning. Tragically, it has already caused injuries and claimed one fatality. The pictures on news channels are terrifying; few things are more horrendous and awesome than nature. America has battened down the hatches and many international flights to the States have been cancelled. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a constant presence as this storm has neared, and Barack Obama has returned to Washington to weather the storm. A cynic might slam the President’s decision as a hollow gesture. But, after Bush’s mauling over Katrina, even the weather is political these days.



    http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehou...-america.thtml

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    Nassau;; Airports resumes service after passage

    Airport resumes service after passage of storm

    The Lynden Pinding International Airport,
    operations are not ‘business as usual’ yet.
    NG Business Reporte

    http://www.thenassauguardian.com/ind...news&Itemid=27

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    Irene, a bit weaker, begins its destructive run

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/irene-bit-weak...134458036.html

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    Bloomberg: Follow Evac Orders or 'People May Die'

    Bloomberg: Follow Evac Orders or 'People May Die'


    Read more on Newsmax.com: Bloomberg: Follow Evac Orders or 'People May Die'


    As more than two million people in the US were told to flee and the New York City transit system shut down for the first time because of a natural disaster, the carriers could not say how long the routes would be out of service.
    A BA spokeswoman said: "We are keeping the path of Hurricane Irene under constant review. Due to the predicted impact of the storm, we have taken the decision to cancel a significant number of services to the eastern seaboard.
    "Flights to and from New York JFK and Newark will be particularly badly affected after the local authorities made a decision to completely close the airports for much of the weekend." Some flights to Philadelphia and Boston were also cancelled, she added.
    Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic said it regretted having to cancel flights to and from New York and some Boston services over the weekend.
    And a statement on its website warned those waiting for flights home from the US that they may have to wait more than three or four days.
    "We are focusing all our energy on a recovery plan to bring people back home," it said. "Because flights are already very full it will be a little while before everybody is accommodated." The Foreign Office told British nationals caught up in the hurricane to follow the advice of local authorities, monitor local television and radio and leave the area if urged to.
    British Airways also had to cancel flights to the Bahamas earlier in the week due to the hurricane, which claimed its first fatality today when a man in North Carolina was killed outside his home by a tree limb blown down. (end) he.gb KUNA 272101 Aug 11NNNN


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    Nation’s biggest subway system, arriving NYC-area flights, Broadway halt for Hurrican

    NEW YORK — The nation’s largest subway system and arriving flights at the five main New York City-area airports were to be halted at noon Saturday as Hurricane Irene spun its way up the Eastern Seaboard, forcing more than 300,000 evacuations and dimming lights at Citi Field and on Broadway.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...tiJ_story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanhorse View Post
    (AGI) New York - The three big New York airports will close as of noon (18 ECT) due to the hurricane Irene alert. Domestic and international flights will not take off nor land at JFK, La Guardia and Newark Liberty airports, reported the New York Port Authority . .

    http://www.agi.it/english-version/wo...ne_irene_alert


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    HURRICANE IRENE UPDATE: Additional flight cancellations to/from JFK and Newark on Saturday, 27 August 2011 due to Port Authority airport closure. Please check current travel info on our website for further details.

    United Airlines and Continental Airlines will suspend flight operations beginning Saturday, August 27 at their New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport in anticipation of severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. The airlines are also suspending regional service, which include flights operated as United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, at these airports. The airlines plan to resume operations at these airports on Monday morning, August 29.
    Well lets hope that they CAN operate on Monday morning, I would imagine it depends on what damage is caused by Irene and how much !

    Bill

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    Ferocious Hurricane Irene batters New York

    Reuters) - Hurricane Irene battered New York with ferocious winds and driving rain early on Sunday, shutting down the U.S. financial capital and most populous city, halting mass transit and causing massive power blackouts as it churned slowly northward along the East Coast.
    New York City's normally bustling streets were eerily quiet after authorities ordered tens of thousands of residents to evacuate low-lying areas and shut down its subways, airports and buses.
    Commuters were left to try to flag down yellow taxis and livery cabs that patrolled largely deserted streets.


    http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/0...opNews&rpc=401

    9 Killed by Irene



    At least nine people have been killed in incidents directly connected to Hurricane Irene, officials said. As of early Sunday morning Israel time, several million people on the east coast were without power, and some 10,000 plane flights have been canceled.

    Forecasters have issued a tornado watch for the New York City area, as Irene approaches. Forecasters added that Irene might begin to weaken on Sunday night, after it hits the New York area.


    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...1#.TlnjD10yQ4J

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    Dulles still operating as Irene approaches

    By: The Associated Press | The Associated Press | 08/27/11 8:40 PM

    Two of the three major airports in the Baltimore-Washington area are virtually shut down as Hurricane Irene approaches.
    A spokeswoman says airlines continued to fly in and out of Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., Saturday evening despite rain and gusty winds.
    But she says Reagan National Airport in Washington is quiet due to many afternoon and evening flight cancellations. More cancellations are expected Sunday morning.
    A Maryland Aviation Administration spokesman says most afternoon and evening flights at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport have been canceled. He says most airlines hope to resume flights Sunday afternoon if conditions allow.


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    State-by-state developments related to Hurricane Irene

    (CNN) -- As Irene swirled its way northward Sunday, it flooded low-lying areas, knocked out power and grounded thousands of flights in airports, including New York City and Philadelphia.
    President Barack Obama declared states of emergency for North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to provide federal aid for recovery efforts after the storm passes.
    Here are reports from the states most affected by Irene, which weakened to a tropical storm at 9 a.m.:


    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/08/28...ate/index.html

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