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US:Hurricane Irene kills 9, reaches New York

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Laaska News  August 28,2011

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At least nine people died and more than one million residents were without power on the US East Coast on Saturday, as Hurricane Irene brought high wind, torrential rain and flooding that caused widespread power outages and property damages in the area.

The states of Virginia, Florida and North Carolina were badly affected by the storm, which has already reached the New York City, media reports said on Sunday.

Earlier, the city authorities announced a mandatory evacuation of about 370,000 residents of low-lying areas, urging the rest of the population to stay indoors pending the storm.

Laaska News.