Hurricane Irene

The first hurricane of the season, Hurricane Irene is packing a punch, as the giant storm barrels up the east coast. Take a look at our complete coverage of the storm and basic science explainers.
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Wild Weather of 2011: Blame La Niña
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December 19th, 2011
From floods to fires to tornadoes, records fell while damage mounted.
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Goodnight, Irene! Destructive Hurricane's Name Retired
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April 13th, 2012
Hurricane Irene caused billions in damage when it struck in August 2011.
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2011 Tally of Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Hits 12
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December 7th, 2011
June tornado outbreak and Southwest wildfires are latest additions.
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Warm Ocean Water Keeps Hurricanes at Bay, Study Finds
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October 17th, 2011
In two active hurricane seasons, only one storm has hit U.S.
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Irene's Impact on Bahamas Analyzed from Air & Sea
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September 22nd, 2011
Helicopter & ship surveys photograph effects to coasts.
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Wild Weather of 2011: Blame La Niña
A big winter storm on Jan. 31, 2011.
December 21st, 2011
From floods to fires to tornadoes, records fell while damage mounted.
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Active 2011 Hurricane Season Comes to an End
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November 30th, 2011
Irene reminds the Northeast of its vulnerability to hurricanes.
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Whimbrels Migrate Thousands Of Miles, Only To Be Gunned Down
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October 5th, 2011
Tracked shorebirds navigate through storms only to be killed by hunters.
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