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9,000 flights cancelled, millions without power and public transit systems in New York City and Boston shut down. That’s the scene as Irene wreaks havoc on the U.S. East Coast. Here’s a Fox News correspondent on Sunday in New York.

“Right behind me, you can see where the water’s edge is right now. There was a beach back there yesterday where people could walk out a considerable distance.”

Hurricane Irene made first landfall in North Carolina on Saturday, bringing 85 mph winds and 14 inches of rain. As CNN reports, these conditions were damaging-- but not devastating.

“While we didn’t see much in the way of any structural damage, which is a good thing, we certainly have seen - at least right here in this area - a lot of storm surge impact.”

As of Sunday, New Englanders were preparing for tropical storm Irene. The storm was downgraded when it hit Coney Island in the early morning with 65 mph winds. Still, a New York deputy commissioner tells The New York Times..

“‘Even though they are saying that the storm is weakening, hurricane winds are hurricane winds’ … ‘Whether they say it’s 80 miles or 75 miles an hour, what’s the physical difference in that?’”

The most wide-spread problem for now - power-outages. With millions on the east coast without power, NBC reports many are keeping track of Irene by keeping up with their Twitter feeds.

“Another person, Ginabru, says, “No power, relying on iPhone for news and flashlight. And other people are just saying that they are not able to have any power at all.”

But the tropical storm isn’t the Northeast’s only concern. The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for parts of New Jersey and Deleware.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a twister touched down near Chatsworth, New Jersey.

So far, CNN reports Irene is responsible for at least 13 deaths in 5 states. And the LA Times reports-- Tropical Storm Jose might be on its way next.
 

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Analysis: Irene Hits East Coast

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Analysis: Irene Hits East Coast

(Image Source: The New York Times)

 

BY ADAM FALK

 

You're watching multisource U.S. news analysis from Newsy.

 


9,000 flights cancelled, millions without power and public transit systems in New York City and Boston shut down. That’s the scene as Irene wreaks havoc on the U.S. East Coast. Here’s a Fox News correspondent on Sunday in New York.

“Right behind me, you can see where the water’s edge is right now. There was a beach back there yesterday where people could walk out a considerable distance.”

Hurricane Irene made first landfall in North Carolina on Saturday, bringing 85 mph winds and 14 inches of rain. As CNN reports, these conditions were damaging-- but not devastating.

“While we didn’t see much in the way of any structural damage, which is a good thing, we certainly have seen - at least right here in this area - a lot of storm surge impact.”

As of Sunday, New Englanders were preparing for tropical storm Irene. The storm was downgraded when it hit Coney Island in the early morning with 65 mph winds. Still, a New York deputy commissioner tells The New York Times..

“‘Even though they are saying that the storm is weakening, hurricane winds are hurricane winds’ … ‘Whether they say it’s 80 miles or 75 miles an hour, what’s the physical difference in that?’”

The most wide-spread problem for now - power-outages. With millions on the east coast without power, NBC reports many are keeping track of Irene by keeping up with their Twitter feeds.

“Another person, Ginabru, says, “No power, relying on iPhone for news and flashlight. And other people are just saying that they are not able to have any power at all.”

But the tropical storm isn’t the Northeast’s only concern. The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for parts of New Jersey and Deleware.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a twister touched down near Chatsworth, New Jersey.

So far, CNN reports Irene is responsible for at least 13 deaths in 5 states. And the LA Times reports-- Tropical Storm Jose might be on its way next.
 

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