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1:00pm

Sun August 28, 2011
NPR Story

Riding Out The Storm At The Beach

On Friday night, Kevin Boyer was at Venter City Beach near Atlantic City with some buddies. They'd just bought a bunch of beer — Yuengling and Miller Lite. But when it looked like Hurricane Irene was going to be pretty serious, he decided to ride the storm out at home, with his parents, who live a block from the beach. They drank his dad's scotch, instead.

1:00pm

Sun August 28, 2011
NPR Story

Residents Clean Up After Irene Drenches East Coast

This morning, when Tod Clissold walked into Poor Richard's, the bar he owns in Manteo, North Carolina, the first thing he noticed was the smell. Like a lot of East Coast residents, Clissold is in recovery mode after Hurricane Irene left homes and businesses flooded and powerless from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks with Clissold and several others, plus the latest from NPR's Jennifer Ludden, Joe Palca and Joel Rose in New York.

1:00pm

Sun August 28, 2011
NPR Story

Irene Has Passed, But Damage Concerns Remain

Assessing Irene's impact from North Carolina to New England. Many local officials are relieved the damage wasn't worse, but power outages and flooding remain a concern for coming days. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on the storm's impact.

12:23pm

Sun August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene Hits East Coast

Conn. Town Copes With Irene's Fading Wrath

The worst of Tropical Storm Irene has passed New York, but it's still causing havoc in southern New England. The town of Stonington, Conn., is dealing with downed power lines, flooding and fire. Guest host John Ydstie talks to Ed Haberek Jr. Stonington's director of Emergency Management.

12:15pm

Sun August 28, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: How New York Experienced Irene

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National Hurricane Center

As we've been hearing all morning from government officials, Irene had the potential to be a devastating tropical cyclone. No doubt it did damage and it was certainly deadly, but this map from the National Hurricane Center gives you an idea of the wrath that stayed off shore. It also tells you that the Outer Banks of North Carolina were the hardest hit:

With that in mind, the AP has put together a series of videos that give you an idea of the kind of storm this was.

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