27 Aug '11, 8am

Residents leave homes as Hurricane Irene closes in

Residents leave homes as Hurricane Irene closes in

NEW YORK: Tens of thousands of people along the US East Coast were on the move Saturday, fleeing their homes and vacation spots ahead of massive Hurricane Irene, which has shut down airports, transit systems and scores of businesses. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered an unprecedented mass evacuation and the closure of the subway while US President Barack Obama cut short his summer vacation and returned to Washington. The Category Two hurricane, packing winds of 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour, was set to slam into the coast of North Carolina on Saturday before churning up the eastern seaboard towards Washington, New York and Boston. The densely populated corridor, home to more than 65 million people, was under the threat of flooding, storm surges, power outages and destruction that experts said could cost up to $12 billion. Bloomberg told a news conference F...

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