Hurricane Irene has made landfall this morning near Morehead City, NC as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 90 MPH with higher gusts. Irene is bringing flooding rain, heavy winds, and storm surge to parts of North Carolina. Irene is forecast to move off to the north-northeast over the next 24 hours emerging over water near Virginia Beach, Virginia. Irene will then head northeast raking the New Jersey shore and making a second landfall near Long Island around 8 A.M. Sunday. Irene is forecast to bring 4-8 feet of storm surge to portions of the coast from Virginia Beach to Long Island. All interests in these areas should heed the warnings of local officials and evacuate if necessary. Thanks for stopping by!!!
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