via BBC News The most ferocious storm to hit the US East Coast for years, Hurricane Irene, is bearing down on New York City, threatening major flooding. Torrential rain is pounding the city, and there are fears a predicted surge of up to 8ft of water along the shoreline could breach flood defences. The hurricane […]

CAPE LOOKOUT, NC (RNN) – Four are dead in North Carolina and Virginia as Hurricane Irene continues a devastating crawl up the East Coast. More than 670,000 people are without electricity in the impacted states as the storm continues to creep north at 13 mph, packing 85 mph winds. It has dumped more than 15 […]