Amtrak passengers in South Florida who expected to hop a train Monday for New York or other points north will have to wait a couple more days.
President Barack Obama was briefed Sunday morning on the federal response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene’s trip up the East Coast.
Mayor Michael Nutter lifted the state of emergency in Philadelphia early Sunday afternoon, but the potential for widespread flooding remained.
Thousands of tourists are finding themselves stranded in South Florida because of Hurricane Irene. More than 9,000 flights have been canceled nationwide because of weather along the east coast.
Maryland is assessing the damage as Irene leaves the state.
South Florida has made it a priority to deal with hurricanes quickly and efficiently. Now, that expertise is being deployed to the Mid-Atlantic states to help as Hurricane Irene closes in on the area.
The Florida Marlins had already postponed one game with the Philadelphia Phillies as of Friday, but with Hurricane Irene rampaging across the northeast, Saturday’s game is a washout as well.
Hurricane Irene moved out to sea Saturday evening after drenching the outer banks of North Carolina and causing at least 4 deaths. The storm now seems on a direct path move up the coast to Philadelphia and New York City, drenching Washington DC and the Delmarva Peninsula along the way.
While much of the attention for Hurricane Irene has been on airline and rail travel, the cruise industry is also having to adjust schedules leaving some travelers stranded as they try to make it home.
Hurricane Irene has left the Bahamas, and Friday morning, tourists stranded by the storm are leaving after Nassau’s airport and seaport reopened. Now, the job of assessing the damage left behind has begun.