Hurricane Irene was an active tropical cyclone that currently poses a threat to Hispaniola and the Bahamas. Irene was developed from the clear Atlantic tropical wave, which shows signs of development of the tropical eastern Lesser Antilles. It developed a number of steady atmospheric convection and a closed cyclonic circulation center, prompting the National Hurricane Center to begin final public advisories on August 20. The next group occurs due to convective pass Leeward Islands, and August 21 was moved very close to Saint Croix. Irene made landfall in Puerto Rico near hurricane strength the next day, where high winds and flashing torrents caused moderate damage to property.
There are the Irene characteristics which have to be known by people to avoid the impact of Hurricane Irene. First, they should be prepared for at least 5 to 10 inches of rain due to the strength of Hurricane causes flooding. Hurricane Irene is strong since it sustains winds of 40 to 70 MPH. The last, the impact of Irene causes flooding. Moreover, its wind impact may cause power outages. Irene is moving northward, approaching the North Carolina coast, as predicted. The storm will continue to move northward, making landfall across extreme eastern North Carolina. Before the storm reaches land, it could possibly strengthen to a very dangerous Category 4 storm.
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