AlJazeeraEnglish on Aug 27, 2011
Millions of people are taking shelter along the American east coast.
Hurricane Irene is not the most powerful storm on record, but still large enough to cause damage.
Eight people have died so far and thousands of flights have been grounded.
Al Jazeera’s Tom Ackerman reports from where Irene first made landfall – in North Carolina.
Aug 28, 2011 by Channel4News
New York still stands despite being battered by heavy winds and driving rain – as the powerful Tropical Storm Irene sent river water flooding through streets.