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.
Storm surge, flash floods, whipping winds all in the cards.
Fear of traumatic evacuation, attachment to home keeps residents from fleeing hurricanes.
If you live on the East Coast, you may need to evacuate from Hurricane Irene in the coming days. Here's what you can do to prepare.
Meteorologists are predicting an active season for 2011, with more impact on the U.S. coastline than last year.
There are five categories of hurricanes based on their windspeed. Here is one example of each type of storm.
Will Irene be the first hurricane to make US landfall in three years?
The GOES-13 satellite saw Hurricane Irene become a major hurricane over Haiti and approaching the Bahamas.
Astronaut Ron Garan has snapped an amazing image of hurricane Irene from orbit.
Hurricane Irene's evolution from tropical wave to Category 1 storm is shown here in time-lapse imagery from the GOES-East satellite starting on August 19th and ending at 1245z on August 23, 2011.
With hurricanes expected to become more severe, scientists say we may need a new category.
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.
A GOES-13 animation shows the progression of Tropical Storm Harvey through the western Caribbean Sea and the birth of Hurricane Irene.