Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hurricane Irene is heading to the U.S. while battering the Caribbean

Hurricane "Irene", the first of the Atlantic hurricane season, is eyeing the U.S. as it moves through the Caribbean with heavy rains and strong winds have caused flooding and killed at least a million people without electricity in the region. "Irene" is a Category 2 hurricane on the scale Saffir-Simpson intensity of up to five wins in intensity en route to the United States, where it could land in South Carolina on Saturday.

"Maximum sustained winds have increased to 160 kilometers per hour with higher gusts, additional strengthening is forecast during the 48 hours and 'Irene' could become a hurricane of category higher on Tuesday," warned the National Hurricane Center (NHC ) USA. in your newsletter of 00.30 GMT today.

The meteorologist told that "Irene" which became a hurricane Monday in the northern coast of Puerto Rico, may reach Category 3 as it approaches the coast of America.

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