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Irene another test of capital's disaster prep

Irene another test of capital's disaster prep

AP-Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:14:08 PDTAP - Already bruised by an earthquake that damaged two of its iconic structures, the nation's capital was watching and waiting Saturday for its first hurricane in more than a half-century, a storm that could test its ability to protect both national treasures and vulnerable residents.
  • Coastal towns rethink tsunami evacs from ground up
    Coastal towns rethink tsunami evacs from ground up AP - Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:48:08 PDT
    AP - When the next devastating earthquake strikes off the Northwest coast, it is expected to send a tsunami so fast that it could leave coastal communities with perhaps 20 minutes to escape the surge of water.
  • Hurricane Irene: Mother Nature Clears Her Way Through ContributorNetwork - Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:12:17 PDTContributorNetwork - FIRST PERSON | WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The sky had darkened much faster than I had anticipated, the rain slashing in heavy waves long before I was ready. It was only 10 a.m. and I figured I still had plenty of time before the impending hurricane. The news reports had changed so much the night before -- first issuing us a Tropical Storm Warning, and then abruptly after, a Hurricane Warning -- that it was hard to keep up with. I found myself in my backyard, throwing old, moldy toys of my kids' in a throw-away pile, securing everything else in sight.
  • Irene rakes up East Coast, shuts down New York Reuters - Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:43:55 PDTReuters - Hurricane Irene charged up the U.S. East Coast on Saturday toward New York, shutting down the city, and millions of Americans sought shelter from a huge storm that halted transport and caused massive power blackouts.
  • Storm surge may force power cut to south New York City Reuters - Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:36:12 PDTReuters - Utility Consolidated Edison said it does not plan a widespread shutdown of New York City's power ahead of Hurricane Irene, although it may impose precautionary power cuts early on Sunday in low-lying areas of downtown Manhattan, where flooding threats are higher.
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