Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigerian music: Afropolitan star Yemi Alade on european tour

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Media reactions to Boris Nemtsov's murder

Read more

DEBATE

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who Killed Charismatic Opposition Figure? (part two)

Read more

DEBATE

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who Killed Charismatic Opposition Figure?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Dealing with returning jihadists: Is de-radicalisation possible?

Read more

ENCORE!

Noel Gallagher, Bryce Dessner and ‘David Bowie is’ in Paris

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Agent Storm': How a militant Islamist became a CIA spy

Read more

FOCUS

China: New reform set to benefit migrants

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Caged children in Syria and dumpster diving in Ivory Coast

Read more

Americas

US coast braces itself for Hurricane Irene

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-08-25

The east coast of the US went on hurricane watch Thursday as Hurricane Irene blew towards the continent after battering the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands.

AP - The National Hurricane Center has issued the first hurricane watch for the outer islands of North Carolina as Hurricane Irene marches toward the U.S. coast.
 
Also, a tropical storm watch has been issued for much of South Carolina’s coast.
 
A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours.
 
Early Thursday, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season has maximum sustained winds swirling at 115 mph (185 kph) and is moving northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
 
Its track has it possibly hitting the Outer Banks of North Carolina by Saturday.
 
Officials along the Eastern Seaboard are on alert and debating whether and when to evacuate people.

 

Date created : 2011-08-25

  • WEATHER

    US-bound Hurricane Irene pounds Bahamas

    Read more

  • WEATHER

    Hurricane Irene strenghtens en route to US east coast

    Read more

  • WEATHER

    Irene hits Puerto Rica, upgraded to hurricane

    Read more

COMMENT(S)