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A Look at State-By-State Preparation for Irene


(AP) Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of early Saturday afternoon:


- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.

- Hurricane warning for coast.

- Fairfield ordered a mandatory evacuation for shoreline residents as of noon Saturday, affecting 5,000 to 6,000 people.

- Millstone nuclear power plant to be shut down if winds exceed 90 mph.

- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

- Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.

- President Barack Obama and governor declare state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.


- Hurricane warning statewide.

- Flood watch in effect.

- Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.

- Governor orders mandatory evacuation of coastal areas.

- State opened shelters in all three counties.

- Governor says Indian River Inlet Bridge to close Saturday afternoon to all but emergency traffic.

- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.


- Irene predicted to reach northern New England Sunday night.

- Governor declared an emergency.

- Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.

- No evacuations planned.

- Lobstermen began moving their fishing gear farther offshore to avoid damage amid expectations of 30-foot seas.


- Hurricane warning for St. Mary's County and Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Potomac River.

- Tropical storm warning for Baltimore to Eastern Shore to D.C. suburbs.

- Flash flood watch in Baltimore-Washington metro region and southern Maryland.

- Mandatory evacuations ordered for Ocean City, coastal Worcester County, homes near cliffs in Calvert County.

- Governor declares state of emergency.

- Maryland Transit Administration announced service suspension beginning Saturday evening.

- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.

- Assateague State Park closing until Wednesday; most state park campgrounds closed.


- Irene predicted to make landfall in southern New England on Sunday.

- Hurricane warnings issued for Martha's Vineyard. Hurricane watch in effect for the coastline to the mouth of the Merrimack River.

- The governor and president declared a state of emergency. The governor deployed 500 National Guard troops, saying an additional 2,000 troops will be activated Saturday.

- Mandatory evacuations have not been ordered.

- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

- Red Cross is positioning emergency response vehicles, mobilizing disaster workers and preparing supplies.

- Forecasts placed the storm's track through central Massachusetts.


- Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England Sunday night.

- Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.

- No evacuations planned since path uncertain.

- Governor directed state Emergency Operations Center to be opened.

- The Red Cross plans to open four shelters.

- Organizers of the annual Hampton Beach Talent Competition condensed the three-night schedule to two, telling competitors "it's one song for all the marbles."


- Forecasters predicted storm would pass over, or more likely, near New Jersey by midday Sunday.

- Hurricane warning in effect for coastal and southern counties.

- Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors and residents of Cape May County, coastal Atlantic County and Long Beach Island.

- Governor and president declare state of emergency.

- Governor says more than 5,000 people already in shelters as hurricane threatens.

- New Jersey Transit trains and buses to shut down Saturday.

- Last hurricane to hit the state was remnants of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which caused major flooding inland.

- Atlantic City casinos shutting down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.


- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday as a Category 1 storm between New Jersey and Cape Cod.

- Hurricane watch and a flood watch issued for Long Island, New York City and suburban Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties.

- Mandatory evacuations ordered for New York City residents in low-lying coastal areas that are home to 370,000.

- The governor declared a state of emergency and the state's Office of Emergency Management increased staffing in its underground bunker.

- New York City's public transit to be halted around noon Saturday because of the hurricane. The five New York-area airports will stop allowing incoming flights at noon Saturday. Many departures were also canceled.

- Taxis in New York City were to switch from metered fares to zone fares Saturday morning.


- Hurricane warning for entire coast.

- Governor and president declared emergency for the state; Eighteen eastern counties under some form of mandatory or voluntary evacuation. - Irene made landfall Saturday morning near Cape Lookout. Storm surge prediction of up to 11 feet in Pamlico Sound and up to 9 feet along Outer Banks.

- One man killed in Nash County after a tree limb falls on him outside his home Saturday.

- By early afternoon, more than 580,000 people were left without electricity.

- The Neuse River pours over its banks and into the city of New Bern. Several dozen people had to be rescued from homes as up to 4 feet of water rushed in.

- More than 60 shelters open in 26 counties.

- 1,300 prisoners evacuated from two coastal prisons.

- Ferry service suspended until winds subside.

- Last hurricane to hit was Isabel in 2003.


- Hurricane warnings in effect for Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Tropical storm warnings in effect for other parts of eastern Pennsylvania.

- Governor declares state of emergency.

- Tropical storms forecast as early as Saturday afternoon.

- Half-foot or more of rain expected. In Philadelphia, the rain forecast follows an already single-month record of more than 13 inches.

- Mass transit serving Philadelphia and its suburbs to halt at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

- Residents of low-lying areas in two Delaware County communities told to evacuate.

- Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in 1999.

- Flood and flash flood watches are in effect for parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania through Sunday.


- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday. Six to 10 inches of rain expected to fall starting as early as Saturday night.

- State of emergency declared.

- Hurricane watch issued for much of the state. Tropical storm watch for portions of two inland counties.

- Mandatory evacuations ordered for low-lying communities in Narragansett, South Kingstown and Bristol by 10 a.m. Sunday. Parts of Westerly are under evacuation orders by 6 p.m. Saturday.

- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991, which made landfall twice.

- Residents warned to expect prolonged power outages and property damage.

- Three-hundred National Guard troops on standby.


- Irene was moving away from the state Saturday morning.

- Tropical storm warnings remained in effect from Edisto Island to North Carolina state line.

- No mandatory evacuations ordered.

- Last hurricane to hit was Charley in 2004.

- Downtown Charleston reported 49 mph wind gust just before noon Friday.

- Beach erosion reported at high tide Friday evening on Edisto Island and Folly Beach.

- About 5,000 customers without power from storms in Irene's outer bands.


- Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England on Sunday night.

- Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.

- No evacuations planned since path uncertain.

- Parts of the state hard-hit by Memorial Day weekend flash flooding were bracing for another round.


- Forecasters predict Irene to make landfall around 2 a.m. Sunday.

- Hurricane watch for coast.

- Governor declared emergency, says people who defy mandatory evacuation orders can be prosecuted.

- Mandatory evacuations ordered for at least 11 localities, among them the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach, a barrier island dotted with rentals, Accomack on the Eastern Shore, and for low-lying areas of Norfolk, Hampton and Portsmouth.

- Two storm-related deaths reported: A person was killed when a tree fell on a car in Brunswick County; An 11-year-old Newport News boy dies when tree felled by storm crashes through apartment building.

- Apparent tornado heavily damages five homes in the Sandbridge area.

- Last hurricane to hit the state was Isabel in 2003.

- Shelters opening in at least 14 counties and 12 cities, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton.

- The Navy ordered the Second Fleet out to sea to escape the storm.

- Interstate 85 South near Petersburg closed because of trees toppled from Hurricane Irene.


- Tropical storm warning and flash flood watch.

- No mandatory evacuations ordered.

- Mayor has declared state of emergency.

- Last hurricane to hit was Hazel in 1954.

- One of the area's largest power suppliers warns that D.C. and surrounding suburbs could have widespread outages that could take days to restore.

- Approach of hurricane forced postponement of Sunday's dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

- Impending storm prompts Walter Reed Army Medical Center to accelerate transfer of last remaining patients to new facility in Bethesda, Md.

- City gives away sandbags to residents for a second day.

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