Flights canceled from NYC to Israel, Irene heads north

August 28, 2011 09:00

El Al canceled all flights between New York and Israel for several days beginning early Sunday morning, Army Radio reported.

Delta, United Airlines, and Continental also canceled flights along the same route in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, according to the report.

As of late Saturday night, Hurricane Irene was heading north at a rate of 16 mph (25.75 kph) from North Carolina toward Virginia, exhibiting winds between 39 mph (63 kph) and 80 mph  (129 kph), a NBC affiliate station in North Carolina reported.

As of 8:19 pm EST, flash flood watches in North Carolina counties were canceled, according to the National Weather Service.

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