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Hurricane Irene (09L) Still Battering Abaco Island

26.9N 77.8W

August 25th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Hurricane Irene (09L) - August 25th, 2011

Track of Irene - August 25th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Irene

Hurricane Irene (09L) is still battering Abaco Island, while new watches and warnings have been issued for the east coast of the United States.

As of 5:00 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the hurricane was located about 575 mi (930 km) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The system is currently moving north-northwest or 335 degrees at 14 mph (22 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are 115 mph (185 km/h). Minimum central pressure (950 mb) 28.05 inches.

The government of the Bahamas has discontinued the hurricane warning for the central Bahamas. A hurricane warning has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Little River Inlet northward to the Virginia border, including the Pamlico, Albemarle and Currituck Sounds. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast of South Carolina from Edisto Beach northward to Little River Inlet.

A hurricane watch has been issued for the east coast of the United States from the Virginia/North Carolina border northward to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, including Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake Bay south of Smith Point. A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point northward and the Tidal Potomac.

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