MIAMI (CBS4) – The center of Tropical Storm Irene is battering northeastern New England with torrential rain and which have caused wide spread flooding along the upper eastern seaboard.
At 5 p.m., the center of Irene was about 65 miles south of Rutland, Vermont. The system’s maximum sustained winds had dropped to 50 miles per hour.
Irene was moving to the north-northeast at 26 miles per hour and that general motion should continue for the next 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Irene is expected to produce a very dangerous storm surge from the western portions of Long Island Sound east along the southern coasts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Along The East Coast
Irene’s approach prompted evacuations, flight cancellations, train cancellations and has effectively shutdown much of the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to Connecticut.
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WARNINGS AND WATCHES at 5 p.m. Sunday
The following warnings have been issued:
TROPICAL STORM WARNING:
* CAPE HENLOPEN DELAWARE NORTHWARD TO EASTPORT MAINE…INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY…NEW YORK CITY…LONG ISLAND…LONG ISLAND SOUND…COASTAL CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND…BLOCK ISLAND…MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET
* UNITED STATES/CANADA BORDER NORTHEASTWARD TO FORT LAWRENCE INCLUDING GRAND MANAN
* SOUTH COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM FORT LAWRENCE TO PORTERS LAKE
You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.
You can also check on preps for tropical weather with checklists, shutter advice, and even preparation videos at CBSMiami Hurricane Preps