Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hurricane Irene Update

Hurricane Irene is now a Category 3 storm that's taking aim at the Bahama's as it sweeps east of the US.  South Florida, including Key West, are out of danger but it could end up landing on the Northern coast of the US by Saturday/Sunday.

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Fellow Vacation Barefoot Blog hot spot, Jamaica, is also safe from this storm but it's only August and Hurricane season runs till the end of November. 

For up-to-date info about Hurricane Irene I'd hit up

Friday morning update:   Hurricane Irene has weakened somewhat over the Atlantic as it roars toward the U.S. East Coast, but it could intensify again before slamming into North Carolina, and federal officials Friday extended watches and warnings as far north as Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

As of 5 a.m. Eastern time, Irene was 420 miles from Cape Hatteras, N.C., with sustained winds of 110 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane, according to a National Hurricane Center bulletin issued early today.

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