Report: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on US coast

By REUTERS
August 27, 2011 14:56




Hurricane Irene made landfall on Saturday near Cape Lookout on the coast of eastern North Carolina, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Irene, carrying winds of 85 miles per hour (140 km/hour), was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale and was moving north northeast at 14 mph (22 km/hour), the Miami-based center said.


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