Deaths as Hurricane Irene batters U.S. East Coast

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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.

Deaths as Hurricane Irene batters US East Coast

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Updated

Aug 28, 2011 by

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