The entire eastern coast of the U.S. is gearing up for Hurricane Irene’s arrival — boarding up windows and evacuating danger zones.As of 2 p.m. Friday, Irene was a Category 2 storm with winds around 100 miles per hour.
It is the first hurricane of its kind to hit the East Coast since 2008 and may strengthen to Category 3 by the time it hits the Carolinas this weekend.
Aug. 24: A North Carolina man boards up his doors as evacuations take place on Ocracoke Island off the state's coast
Aug. 26: Swimming is banned off the shores of coastal Georgia as high winds rip through Tybee Island
Aug. 26: Residents of Allentown, P.A. pack their vans to evacuate in preparation for Irene's arrival in Virginia Beach
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