Hurricane Irene became a serious threat to citizens of the United States. Six states along the eastern seaboard states of emergency situations to face the worst situation.
First in the Atlantic Hurricane season is weakened slightly yesterday morning (26 / 8) local time, into two categories. Wind speeds reach 175 kilometers per hour. Previous Irene is a category three hurricane in the Saffir-Simpson scale of 1-5.
Irene, had passed through the Bahamas and caused chaos in the Caribbean. State of emergency has been imposed in the state of North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. While the evacuation order has been made in some of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
President Barack Obama declared state of emergency in North Carolina yesterday, where Irene is expected to be visited the region for the first time this afternoon, Saturday
With the declared state of emergency disaster relief coordination between state authorities and the center will be expanded. In emergency situations such as now all the levels in the state prepare for the worst situation caused by Hurricane Irene
Washington DC, who is in control of tropical storms, delaying the schedule the memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., which will be attended by President Barack Obama, until the end of September.
In monitoring the movement of Irene by the U.S. National Hurricane Center, yesterday morning, Irene gradually moving away from the island of Abaco in the Bahamas. Its position is still around 550 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
The results of the last observation, Irene is moving toward the Carolinas. Experts predict Irene will be strengthened slightly as it reached North Carolina today, Saturday (27 / 8). Irene is expected to weaken as it moved toward the east coast on Sunday (28 / 8).
Meanwhile, North Carolina residents are preparing to face Irene. Millions of tourists chose to shorten his vacation beach to avoid these devastating storms.