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August 27, 2011 – 00:00

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At least 550, 000 people are without power in North Carolina, most of the southern region of the state, and in Virginia, as a result of the strong winds and heavy rain caused by Hurricane Irene, which reaches the state since 7:30 (8:30 in GMT) on Saturday (27). The information is from CNN.

The light falls begun on the afternoon of Friday (26), due to a storm.

The force of the winds and the storm was responsible for the death of a man in the county of Nashville, in the countryside. A tree fell on his body when he was away from home to feed their animals. Paramedics arrived at the scene, but the man was already dead.

There are reports that on Friday (26) a man died of a heart attack while preaching plates to protect your card and another hurricane in a traffic accident, according to the television network NBC.

The government of North Carolina declared a state of emergency as a result of the actions of Hurricane Irene, which hit the state on Saturday morning. The strong gusts and rains cause floods now in different places, reaching the area of ​​Virginia Beach.

The state government of North Carolina opened 81 shelters for people who need to take refuge, since many people are being evacuated from coastal areas of the state. But there is no information on how many.

Local and federal authorities are asking for the population to maintain stock of food supplies and battery, as various parts of the state are without power.

The tornado touched down in the area of ​​Cap Lookout around 7:30 am local time (8:30 a.m. in GMT), with the intensity scale has diminished, but still with the force of a phenomenon of category 1, considered dangerous, informed the National Hurricane Center (NHC, its acronym in English), which is based in Miami.

In coastal areas of North Carolina, thousands of people were without power, protected in shelters or cities farther from the sea, but a large area of ​​the state suffers from heavy rains and strong winds.

The situation caused the cancellation or postponement of hundreds of flights to the east coast of the United States. The government of New York decided to close the airports of the State.

The latest report from the NHC recommends Canada to monitor the hurricane, which can cross the border.

Before even reaching the earth, the phenomenon had already punished the coast of the state, with strong winds, torrential rains and a hangover "extremely dangerous", which caused havoc on the coast during this morning.

Part of the pier in Atlantic Beach, on the coast of North Carolina, collapsed in the early hours of Saturday, according to television reports. And a very strong wind gust was reported in Hatteras beach on the coast of the state.


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