In all, the storm caused "millions of dollars" worth in structural damage on the island, and left many homeless. If companies don’t respect passengers’ rights, what can happen ? , On September 3, Governor Cuomo announced the creation of a $15 million federal relief fund to help farmers there cope with the damage, after an estimated $45 million in crop damage on 145,000 acres (59,000 ha). Some strong thunderstorms moved through our area on Thursday, ahead of whatever Hurricane Irene might bring our way. By the storm's end, an estimated 256,000 out of 480,281 customers were without power. Storm surge flooding in Centerport, New York as the eye of Irene passed near high tide. In addition, monetary losses in the Caribbean and Canada were $830 million and $130 million respectively for a total of nearly $14.2 billion in damage.  The town of Ocean City initiated "phase one" of its contingency plan that same day, which includes a mandatory evacuation order for international workforce students. Hurricane Irene / Delaware. , Hurricane Irene cut several breaches across North Carolina Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, isolating the island from the rest of the Outer Banks. Crews had come from many distant places in North America, including British Columbia, to help the utility's own crews.  The cyclone subsequently underwent a partial eyewall replacement cycle, which resulted in some reduction in its winds. , Tropical-storm-force winds began to affect the Outer Banks hours before landfall, producing waves of 6–9 ft (1.8–2.7 m). The United States Navy ordered ships to halt their operations and clear the warning zone. Create New Account. pray that God will protect you and read Psalms 91. Later that day, the storm re-emerged into the Atlantic from southeastern Virginia.  It remained well-defined while moving steadily westward for several days to the south of the Cape Verde Islands, although at the time any notable convection occurred well to the southwest of its axis. Sections of this page. Right now. Swollen rivers, creeks, and streams caused widespread residential flooding and damage to roads; saturated soil in the region triggered mudslides, causing additional disruptions.  In Cockburn Town, residences reported loss of power, and light poles were toppled. I think its in New Jersey / New York city now. The Philadelphia International Airport closed at 10:30 pm on Saturday and remained closed until Monday.  The associated monetary losses surmounted RD$1 billion (US$30 million) in the wake of the event.  In total, approximately 1.46 million customers of JCP&L and PSEG throughout most of the 21 counties lost power.  As low-level atmospheric confluence within the outer bands developed near the coast, a tornado watch was issued from north-northeast of Cape Hatteras to southwest of Wilmington.  Certain geographic areas of Somerset and Wicomico Counties, along with all mobile homes in Wicomico County, had mandatory evacuation orders put in effect. , Owing to its unusually large windfield, Irene affected long stretches of South Carolina coastlines with gusts and sporadic heavy showers, even though it remained offshore.  Over the subsequent day (August 22), while passing near the island of Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Irene traced toward Puerto Rico, more northward than initially expected, where it underwent a considerable increase in strength and organization. (2013). I think its in New Jersey / New York city now.  Record flooding along the Schoharie Creek destroyed the 156-year-old Old Blenheim Bridge, a National Historic Landmark.. Damage caused by flood waters on the Ottauquechee River to the Taftsville bridge. Connecticut Light & Power said on September 2 that it was ahead of where it expected to be, and that less than 100,000 customers would still be without power by midnight the next day. The bridge could be in place for more than 10 years while other solutions are considered..  Residents of low-lying areas of Hudson County along the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay were advised to evacuate. The hurricane produced high winds that blew off roofs and downed power lines throughout the territory. But, now that Delaware has seen the worst of Hurricane Irene, Delaware emergency officials are now beginning to assess what she left behind. The astronauts on board the ISS captured this series of still frames as Hurricane Irene, a category 1 storm at the time, made landfall into the coast of North Carolina.  Most severe damage consisted of many downed trees on power lines, cars, homes, and roads; and flooding in many low-lying roads and neighborhoods – 1.2 million homes and businesses lost power due to Irene. 0 1.  The hurricane caused multiple flooded areas and uprooted trees along coastlines; in Nash County, a snatched tree limb struck and killed one person.  Localized beach erosion was also reported, although it was not significant. Sections of this page. Early on August 21, the storm made a second landfall in Puerto Rico. Upon impact, the winds and inclement weather caused scattered power outages across all islands. , The large hurricane left extensive damage in its wake and produced tornadoes that damaged homes and overturned vehicles.  Three other Virginians in Brunswick, Chesterfield and King William Counties were also killed by falling trees. The Obama administration has approved Delaware for additional federal assistance in response to damages and expenses incurred from Hurricane Irene The Small Business Administration approved New Castle and Kent counties for low interest disaster loans for eligible applicants. Hurricane Irene made landfall just west of Cape Lookout, NC, on 27 August 2011 as a Cateory 1 hurricane.  As Irene was forecast to make landfall on Hispaniola, a tropical storm watch was initially issued for the south coast of the Dominican Republic, though it was upgraded to a hurricane warning on August 21, after strengthening was forecast. Elsewhere in that county, a downed tree trapped several people in their vehicle, but they were all rescued. During the period of September 12-13, 2011, joint federal, state, and local government Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) were conducted in the requested counties and are … Rhode Island had gusts of wind up to 71 mph (114 km/h), uprooting trees and causing extensive damage to its power grid. Updated 10/3/11: On Saturday, August 27, 2011, the aftermath of Hurricane Irene brought devastating flooding to the Catskills.  At 7:30 am EDT (11:30 UTC) the same day, Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, with winds of 85 mph (137 km/h), but exhibited an unusually low pressure of 951 mbar, which is typically found in a category 3 hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. 0 0.  Wide-scale assessments confirmed light damage to public schools, mostly confined to debris and leaks. Sign Up.  Following the touch down of a potent tornado, at least four homes were demolished in Columbia, while up to three others sustained significant damage. By August 20, the National Hurricane Center noted that tropical cyclone formation was imminent as the wave neared the Lesser Antilles, and a reconnaissance aircraft confirmed the presence of a small surface circulation center just southwest of a burst of vigorous convection and unusually high sustained winds, indicating sufficient organization for the cyclone to be upgraded into Tropical Storm Irene at 23:00 UTC that day. 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Updated forecast for Vermont on Hurricane Irene" (August 26, 2011). In Connecticut, 20 homes in East Haven were destroyed and five others were damaged beyond repair by flooding and storm surge along the shore of Long Island Sound. Further upstate, Irene did significant damage in the Adirondack Mountains. *Spanish translations, when available, are courtesy of the NWS San Juan Weather Forecast Office. The state of Delaware has been placed under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Saturday evening, as Hurricane Irene plods its way up the eastern coast of the U.S. The storm paralleled offshore of Hispaniola, continuing to slowly intensify in the process.  Public storm shelters were opened in most of the cities, and officials also prepared school buildings to accommodate evacuees. — Hurricane Irene’s late-August assault on the East Coast cost the Delaware River and Bay Authority more than $1.3 million in lost fares and tolls, officials said Tuesday.  In light of the expected intensification to hurricane status, a tropical storm warning was also issued for the northern coast fire of that country, while a tropical storm watch was put in effect for all of Haiti; the tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico was simultaneously upgraded to a hurricane watch.  In Marcus Hook, along the Delaware River, the Sunoco oil refinery preemptively lowered its production rate by 25 percent, to 140,000 barrels per day (22,000 m3/d). 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Bridgeton House on the Delaware, Upper Black Eddy Picture: Delaware River after Hurricane Irene and the bridge to Milford, NJ - Check out Tripadvisor members' 783 candid photos and videos of Bridgeton House on the Delaware By NED POTTER. With the possibility of a direct hit from Hurricane Irene, a mandatory evacuation is in place for the areas of the state along the ocean, inland bays, Delaware Bay, and Delaware River up to New Castle and Wilmington. Hurricane Irene Spawns Tornadoes, Damage Reported in Delaware, Virginia Twisters are a side effect of hurricane.  Despite its distance, Irene produced extreme rainfall in southern parts of the country that led to many secondary effects. Not Now. It moved northward, hitting western Cubabefore attaining hurricane status.  On August 31, President Barack Obama declared the state a disaster area, including all 21 counties.  Elsewhere, in Lantana, large waves sweeping over seawalls went on to destroy a lifeguard tower. As a result, the only way to access Hatteras Island was by ferry. One National Guard outfit was deployed to flood-prone Manville, NJ, (which was also devastated by Hurricane Floyd in 1999) A couple of National Guardsman attempted to drive two of their deep-water-capable FMTVs through the flooding, but the floodwaters were too deep. , With Irene's projected path fixed over much of the United States East Coast, over 65 million people from the Carolinas to northern New England were estimated to be at risk. With the improved structure, as well as light wind shear and high sea surface temperatures, Irene was forecast to strengthen to near hurricane force prior to landfall in Hispaniola. 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Hours later, phase three of the plan was instituted; it ordered a mandatory evacuation scheduled to start at midnight August 25, for all residents, with the requirement that everyone be evacuated by 5 pm local time, August 26. If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here.  The Cape May – Lewes Ferry across Delaware Bay also suspended service for late August 27, through August 28, in response to the pending arrival of the hurricane. As many Delawareans deal with the effects of Hurricane Irene, likely for days after the storm, the state’s congressional delegation says the days before Irene likely made a big difference.  Coastal areas suffered extensive flood damage following its potent storm surge, with additional freshwater flooding reported in many areas.  President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency.  Toll operations on Delaware Route 1 were halted in order to optimize evacuation rates along highways. Log In. Facebook. Eastern North Pacific (East of 140°W) Tropical Weather Outlook Issuance will resume on May 15th or as necessary. - hurrikan irene stock-fotos und bilder President Barack Obama is surrounded by residents as he tours the devastation left by Hurricane Irene in Wayne, New Jersey, September 4, 2011. See more of Nick Denny Photography on Facebook. In Ridgefield, 90% of houses lost power, requiring the utility to turn off power to the other 10% to ease restoration efforts. Numerous homes suffered structural damages from the wind. Mar 16, 2012 - Moore's Lake after Hurricane Irene, 2011, Dover, DE. “Delaware was relatively fortunate with regard to the damage wrought by Hurricane Irene, but DEMA, working with other state agencies, the county and local governments and with representatives of both FEMA and SBA, have worked to identify enough damage to make some parts of the state eligible for some types of assistance,” Gov. This miscalculation was met with frustration among many coastal residents that were evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Nielsen. Christine A. , Near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, numerous large local and ocean-going vessels anchored in Bedford Basin to ride out the storm.  In spite of the center tracking just north of Guadeloupe's island Grande-Terre, the strongest effects were brought on by Irene's outer rainbands. Home; Reports; Submit a Report; feeds: Showing page 1 of 121 pages ... Delaware news Flawed abortions alleged at clinic. One person was killed after a road was washed out and cars were swept into the Yamaska River near Sorel-Tracy; another section of road in Charlevoix was also washed out, while flooding forced evacuations in Estrie. See more of Nick Denny Photography on Facebook.  Due to the threat, state officials, as well as utilities, transportation facilities, ports, industries, oil refineries, and nuclear power plants, promptly prepared to activate emergency plans; residents in the areas stocked up on food supplies and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats. Hurricane Irene caused widespread flooding and power failures. Anonymous. Nationwide, the damage was estimated at $40 million.  Two people in Pitt and Sampson Counties were additionally killed by falling trees, as were two others in Goldsboro and Pitt County in traffic accidents.  All in all, over 1,100 homes were destroyed.  The highest amounts of precipitation fell across eastern parts of the territory; in Gurabo, a peak total of 22.04 in (560 mm) was recorded.  Overall, there were ten deaths in the state, most due to flooding. August durch Sandbridge, eine zu Virginia Beach gehörende Ortschaft in Virginia. Thereafter, the storm slowly leveled off in intensity as it struck the Bahamas and then curved northward after passing east of Grand Bahama. On August 28, in Quebec, high winds (more than 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph) in some places) and heavy rainfall from post-tropical storm Irene knocked out power to over 250,000 homes, felled tree branches, and damaged buildings and traffic signals across Montreal. , Relief concerts were organized by local Vermont bands such as Phish and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Every structure on the strip that comprises Main Street was partly or fully destroyed, including all 22 of the village's businesses.  Mandatory evacuations were ordered for all of Cape May County and all Atlantic County shore communities east of Route 9, prompting Atlantic City's first evacuation in history.  Overall, officials indicated impact was less severe than initially feared; the storm only left isolated flood damage in its wake, particularly throughout northern parts of the country. , Offshore near Culebra Island, a sailboat was reported to have sunk due to rough seas prior to landfall in mainland Puerto Rico.  The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority decided to halt all commuter rail service after midnight August 28. Accessibility Help. About 3 1/2 hours later, Tropical Storm Irene made landfall with 65 mph (105 km/h) winds in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  In Philadelphia, the storm left thousands without power. It had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Progress Energy announced on August 26, it would have 800 more line workers and 250 tree cutters ready after Hurricane Irene. Local officials estimated that approximately one-third of all the houses and businesses in the village of Schoharie had been destroyed due to flooding. In a media conference … High winds uprooted crop plants, and several coffee and banana plantations sustained minor damage. Tavion Becnel. Hurricane Irene / Delaware. The Guardsmen were photographed and videotaped by onlookers above them on the train bridge, and both photos and videos went viral over social media.  High winds in Newport News knocked a tree into an apartment complex. There was some localized river flooding, however being on the eastern side of the storm, most of the damage came in the form of wind.  Prior to the storm, a resident in Onslow County suffered a fatal heart attack while applying plywood to his house. Radar image of the storm at landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  On Sunday September 5, power had been returned to last remaining 2,000 residents who suffered a power outage. , Disastrous flash floods occurred in the northwestern Catskill Mountains.  Onshore, comparatively light winds brushed the state; the Lake Worth pier reporting a peak gust of 40 mph (64 km/h), with the Palm Beach International Airport recording winds of no more than 31 mph (50 km/h).  An elderly woman, who resided in Prospect, died in similar situations, when a falling tree caused power lines to collapse onto her home, starting a fire; her husband was critically injured.  Flooding occurred in many areas including the Delaware Bay communities of Slaughter Beach, Primehook Beach, and Broadkill Beach. Transit services were expected to be shut down on August 27 and 28, while bridges over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Indian River were closed due to high wind. Irene flooded and forced the closure of Delaware Route 1 near the Indian River Inlet Bridge, pushing sand onto the road. Hardest-hit counties were Bergen and Passaic in the northeast, each with more than 4,000 claims..  Officials prepared to open three large shelters on the evening of August 27, capable of holding up to 6,000 people. Along the East Coast, the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, peaking around September in Delaware. Gale-force winds picked up through the Lowcountry during the afternoon of August 26, with a gust of 55 mph (89 km/h) measured at a coastal marine observing site on Folly Island. The Westfield River rose almost twenty feet in a matter of hours; the Deerfield River rose over fifteen feet in the same period. Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Public Assistance - Dollars Approved.  The strong thunderstorm activity continued to become more pronounced around the main low-pressure feature.  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