Alert – Irene becoming a Major Hurricane – Space Station Cameras capture views of Irene from Orbit

Irene becoming a Major Hurricane

The latest projected path of Irene takes it over eastern North Carolina as a major hurricane this weekend, posing a severe threat to lives and property.

People in eastern North Carolina, especially the coastal areas and barrier islands from Wilmington on northeast to Hatteras, should begin making preparations for a possible hurricane landfall that brings 100-mph winds or greater, storm surge flooding, torrential rainfall and possible tornadoes. Read full article: AccuWeather.com

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Space Station Cameras capture views of Irene from Orbit

Aboard the International Space Station, an Expedition 28 crew member captured views of intensifying Hurricane Irene from an altitude of 225 miles at 3:33 p.m. EDT on Aug. 22, 2011, as the tropical system passed to the north of Hispaniola.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a track that would take Irene near to or east of the Florida peninsula as a major hurricane on Friday with a possible landfall along the southeastern United States on Saturday. As of 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, Irene was packing winds of 80 miles an hour, but growing stronger, moving west-northwest at 13 miles an hour.

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11 responses to “Alert – Irene becoming a Major Hurricane – Space Station Cameras capture views of Irene from Orbit

  1. It’s George Bush and his hurricane machine…

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    • No, it’s really a giant UFO that is getting ready to take over the U.S……
      Daveyo, can you give us the scoop on this?

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  2. destruction causes more jobs. It’s haarp and they’re destroying the world to wipe out enemies potential threats and to create places for work! Gaahh

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  3. I predict that….Irene will be 20 times worse than Katrina. Anyone want to place bets?

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  4. Some of the quotes you people put on here for a hurricane are pretty stupid. Was Katrina the act of HAARP or aliens? My sister lives in Charlotte, NC and I hope she knows how to stay safe. If anyone lives along the East Coast I hope you are prepared in case the HAARP-sayers or the weather-controlling aliens are trying to kill you. Otherwise it is a regular hurricane. even if it is a strong one.

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    • My earlier post was complete sarcasm as it seems most people here relate evrything to aliens & UFO’s regrdless of the content of the story. Yes, I believe it is a natural hurricane but it is interesting to watch because severe weather has been getting more and more intense.

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  5. It is natural and strong and this will be just a trailer. The actual movie is yet to be released.

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  6. And i bet it will be just a trailer. The actual movie is yet to be released.

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  7. Seems most natural disasters that occur, especially recently have been more intense. Quakes, hurricanes and some serious tornadoes are just acting weird. Wonder if it has anything to do with celestial objects, not that alignments of objects in space have any relation to catastrophes here on Earth.😉

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  8. heck you people in america are being blasted by tornados-hurricanes-in south africa we have a our own very wiered weather but nothing as bad as you people in the usa-ive been in tornado alley-have a friend who lives in minnesota-been there many times-its like every 5 years his family comes on holiday here-and i go there-man 1st time in tornado alley-texas panhandle-saw those big twisters-i wet me pants just there-its awesome-to experience-watch-hurricanes-not 1 yet-only see them on the news-internet-and photos like these-i reckon ill get a angina if i see 1 of those big 1s come in-

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