Hurricane Irene Track Live

Hurricane Irene Track Live
Hurricane Irene Track Live. A strengthening Hurricane Irene churned on a northwest track toward the Southeast United States on Tuesday, threatening the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas with battering winds and rain and dangerous surf.Irene is a category 1 hurricane moving into the Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Irene is centered 85 miles west of Grand Turk Island or 410 miles southeast of Nassau with top winds of 90 mph and is moving toward the west-northwest at 9 mph.
  • Irene is forecast to become a major hurricane (wind speeds higher than 111 mph) Wednesday night.
  • A hurricane warning is in effect for the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • A tropical storm warning is posted for the north coast of Haiti.
  • Irene will now move northwestward through the Bahamas through Thursday.
  • Rainfall of 10 to 15 inches is expected throughout the Bahamas.
  • A dangerous storm surge could raise water levels by 5 to 8 feet in the central Bahamas and 7 to 11 feet in the central and northwest Bahamas as Irene moves through.
  • Heavy rainfall is still occurring in bands over Puerto Rico and parts of Hispaniola.
  • Another 2 to 5 inches of rain are possible in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola continuing the threat of flash flooding and mudslides.
  • After departing the Northwest Bahamas Thursday night Irene should parallel the Florida and Georgia coasts Friday and approach the coast of eastern North Carolina later Saturday.
  • Even though Irene is expected to miss Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to the east, it is a larger-than-average hurricane, so both coasts will still see some impacts, including gusty winds, squally showers, dangerous surf and strong rip currents.
  • Continuing up the East Coast, Irene could then threaten the eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with damaging winds, flooding rains and coastal surge, flooding and high waves Saturday night through Monday.

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