Irene is moving north, extending tropical storm conditions into Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.

Top developments:

Image: Floodwaters lap at the foundation of a house along Calico Creek in Morehead City, N.C. (Travis Long / Zuma Press)

  • Irene makes landfall in North Carolina
  • Falling tree limb kills man in North Carolina
  • Pier at Atlantic Beach, N.C., collapses as rain, winds lash coast
  • At least 2.5 million under evacuation orders; 300,000 in NYC
  • More than 8,000 flights canceled through Monday


This hurricane is no joke. Top developments:

  • Forecast shifts Irene track farther west, putting large cities closer to center of forecast “cone.”
  • Bahamas sees some damage; downed trees, power outages in capital.
  • Tens of thousands evacuate four North Carolina counties, Outer Banks.
  • NYC to decide tomorrow on whether to order evacuations.

Image: A sign in Frisco on Hatteras Island in the North Carolina Outerbanks (Nicholas Kamm / AFP – Getty Imagess)