Hurricane "Irene" in the U.S.
Storm, which later received the name "Irene" was born in mid-August in the Atlantic Ocean. By 24 August he reached the third category on the Saffir-Simpson scale, but as it approaches the coast of the United States he became weak to the first category. It was reported the five victims of the hurricane in the Caribbean. In the five U.S. states was declared a state of emergency due to hurricane "Irene". In total, the evacuation zone were more than two million people, one million of them - in New Jersey. Statements of material destruction caused by Hurricane have been reported, but in North Carolina, observed power outages in some areas.