Hurricane Irene reaches Category 3 status

As of 8am EDT this morning Irene has been upgraded to major hurricane status with 115 mph max sustained winds. This is a category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. As previous forecasts have stated this was expected, but this is also very bad news for...

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Hurricane Irene continues towards the Bahamas

Hurricane Irene continues to maintain strength with 100 mph max sustained winds as it heads for the Bahamas. There have been some hints of a eye in satellite imagery but southwesterly shear has prevented the storm from another period of significant intensification. With this in...

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5.9 Earthquake in Virginia

Just before 2pm EDT a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred near Mineral VA, outside of Richmond.The shaking was felt from at least New York to North Carolina and West to Pittsburgh, PA. So far reports of only minor damage have come in from places closer to...

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