27 Aug '11, 12pm

Irene weakens to Category One hurricane: US govt

Irene weakens to Category One hurricane: US govt

'Little change in strength is expected before Irene reaches the coast of North Carolina,' the centre said in its latest advisory. 'And Irene is expected to remain near the threshold of Category One and Category Two strength.' The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale uses five categories based on the hurricane's intensity at any given time.

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