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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Hurricane Irene

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In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.
Aer Lingus reports surge in passenger numbers
The flag-carrying airline says passenger bookings grew by 4.1 per cent in August, with a short-haul surge covering Irene disruption.
Video: US Coast Guard rescues women swept into sea by Hurricane Irene
The death toll from Hurricane Irene has risen to 35 across ten states. Authorities are working to clear the storm damage and restore power to almost 8 million homes and businesses.
US Army officer suspected of killing rampage found dead
A US Army officer suspected of killing four people in two different states during the turmoil of Hurricane Irene has been found dead in a wooded area following a manhunt.
Irene: Threat of floods remains as 21 people confirmed dead
Billions of dollars worth of damage was caused by the hurricane, now downgraded to a tropical storm as New York returns to normal.
In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Residents return to their homes along the east coast as New York dealt with the effects of the tropical storm.
Irene: 14 confirmed dead across six states as NYC evacuation order lifted
Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads northwards with authorities currently dealing with its aftermath.
Gutter journalism: reporter gets drenched in sea foam whilst covering Irene
Tucker Barnes went to extraordinary and some might say unnecessary lengths to cover Hurricane Irene.
Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact
Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…
Hurricane Irene claims first victim as it lashes North Carolina
The storm has hit land along the east coast of the United States with North Carolina so far the hardest hit.
"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly
Over two million people are affected by evacuation orders as Hurricane Irene heads for land off the eastern sea board of the United States.
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s news: Dublin Fire Brigade unions head for the LRC, Anglo’s last ever accounts, New York prepares for evacuation, and more success for Shamrock Rovers and Conor Niland…
NYC mayor orders mandatory evacuation ahead of Irene
“All indications point to this being a historic hurricane,” US President Barack Obama said today, calling on residents to heed hurricane warnings.
'Don't wait until the last minute': New Yorkers evacuate over storm
Thousands of Manhattan residents have been told to pack their bags before Hurricane Irene hits at the weekend.
Debate over evacuation as Hurricane Irene heads for US east coast
A hurricane watch has been issued for the outer banks of North Carolina which means hurricane conditions could hit the US east coast within 36 hours.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s wrap-up: Journalists released from Tripoli hotel; Cloyne archbishop agrees: ‘O’Callaghan should have quit’; injunction bans Samsung Galaxy sales in Ireland, and can you be hurt by bullets fired into the air?
Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas
A travel advisory warns against all non-essential travel to the Bahamas, with Hurricane Irene set to hit within 48 hours.
US braces for Hurricane Irene as storm crosses Caribbean
Irene is being described as the most serious hurricane threat to the US coast in years.