Update: Hurricane Irene
Hurricane Irene leaves trail of destruction in New York
By TTM on 29 August 2011 in News
Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. This means it is travelling at 65 mph instead of 85 mph.
Seven states from North Carolina to Connecticut have declared emergencies ahead of Irene's arrival. The storm is now lashing Canada's north-east.
Major airports were closed on Sunday and were likely to stay closed for for most of Monday.
should check with their airline or travel agent for updates on travel plans and stay informed.
Initially, Irene was classified as a category-three hurricane, with winds of more than 120mph when it swept through the Caribbean last week.
Hurricane Irene has killed at least 21 people and caused extensive damage in New York, and 3 million are believed to be without power.
President Obama warned that the effects will be 'felt for some time' and urged those in the storm's path to stay vigilant as power outages and floods were likely to continue effecting communities on the East Coast.
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