Hurricane Irene pounding aviation’s birth place

On 27/08/2011, in Weather news, by steve

She has earned the moniker “the once in a life-time storm”, slow moving Irene made landfall earlier to-day in North Carolina, heading up the East Coast of the US drenching the ground and dishing out winds in excess of 90 miles an hour.

Airports in the New York area have seen all flights cancelled with traffic not expected back to normal until Monday morning.

A Category 3 hurricane had hit the New York area in 1938, making landfall on Long Island… Irene is expected to moderate to Category 2 or lower by the time it hits New York, but you never know with these things. Getting out of the way is the best advice. Certainly no flying in hurricane territory…

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