Hurricane Irene

Obama assesses flood-stricken New Jersey

United States President Barack Obama has travelled to flood-stricken New Jersey to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Irene blows through town, gives Manhattan a miss

Hurricane Irene swept through Manhattan on Sunday but reserved the worst of its fury for towns and suburbs up and down the north-eastern US

Rays of hope as Hurricane Irene subsides

The rain tapered off, the sun began to come out of hiding and then with a sudden ferocity, dirty sea water poured into the New York coastline.

Ferocious Hurricane Irene batters New York

Hurricane Irene battered New York with ferocious winds and driving rain early on Sunday, shutting down the US financial capital.

Irene closes in on New York after battering East Coast

Hurricane Irene closed in on New York on Saturday, shutting down the city, as millions of Americans on the East Coast hunkered down.

Obama warns US to brace for Hurricane Irene

President Barack Obama has warned that the US east coast was in for a "long 72 hours" as he led his government's response to Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene sends Americans fleeing

Hurricane Irene blasted ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina in a weakened but still massive category one storm that has sent Americans fleeing.

US on high alert as Hurricane Irene closes in

Hurricane Irene closed in on the US East Coast on Friday, lashing North Carolina with ferocious winds and triggering unprecedented evacuations.

New York mayor orders 250 000 to evacuate

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation from several low-lying areas as Hurricane Irene looms.

Escape from New York as Irene bears down

New Yorkers living in low-lying areas should think about moving out on Friday before Hurricane Irene hits the city of 8.4-million people.

Irene batters Bahamas, threatens US north-east

Hurricane Irene battered the Bahamas on Wednesday on a track to the North Carolina coast that forecasters say could threaten the US north-east.

Irene strengthens to Category Two hurricane

Hurricane Irene strengthened into a Category Two hurricane as it swept north of the Dominican Republic on Monday.

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