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AP / The Hindu / MIAMI, August 28, 2011.
A road sign warns of inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irene as a pedestrian crosses Canal St. in front of the Manhattan bridge in Lower Manhattan, on Saturday - AP.
The National Hurricane Center says Irene is moving up the mid-Atlantic coast, lashing the region with heavy rains and blustery winds.
The center said at 2 a.m. EDT Sunday that Irene’s sustained winds were topping out at 80 mph (130 kph) with higher gusts and the storm is moving north-northeast at 17 mph (28 kph). It was centered about 195 miles (315 km) south-southwest of New York City.
Hurricane warnings extend north to Nantucket, Massachusetts. A tropical storm warning extends all the way to the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.